21. Albatross History-7-1979. Albatross team fly together in Southampton

Albatross History-7-1979  Penny Herring – a lovely diver.  Represented the Club on many occasions.  A stalwart of the team especially display diving.  A good all rounder at County and Southern Counties level.  She showed her skills mainly in the graceful streamlining dives which are often more difficult to maintain control.

Albatross History-7-1979. Albatross team fly together in Southampton

 

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Albatross History-7-1979 Andrew Parsons - image

Andrew Parsons

Albatross History-7-1979 Another trip away for the Albatross divers.  Penny Herring (top pic); Paul Holton; Andrew Parsons; Caroline Knollys; Louise Taylor; Marianne Green; Diana Seward and newer member Lindsay Rowan with under 11 Juliet Green dived their way to pennants in a match between Southampton divers.  The event was held at Southampton’s Central Baths,  past pool (now gone and replaced by The Quays International Pool).  I remember self also having a dive in the adults section – first time I dived for a few years.  I still have my trophy!

Albatross History-7-1979  Louise Taylor 13 is back on the up and up and had been selected to attend training at the Centre of Excellence at Crystal Palace. What a wonderful comeback for her.
A bronze medal for 1 metre springboard to add to silver  for 3 metre springboard was brought home by Marianne Green from Crystal Palace and Huddersfield respectively.  These were gained from the National Age Group Competitions.
The English Schools Diving took place in Grimsby, Marianne representing Highdown School Reading.  Pictured a lovely half twist photographed by Aliststair ……
The Albatross divers and committee are excitedly preparing for their first birthday Gala on the 11th December 1998

Albatross History 8.1979
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