6. Albatross History 1976-1977. Splash hit for Paul and Suzanne

Albatross History 1976-1977 –  Suzanne and Paul with some of their trophies at Crystal Palace

Albatross History 1976-1977.  Splash hit for Paul and Suzanne

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Albatross History 1976 – 1977.  Paul makes it first!  Paul excelled himself winning Reading first ever National Diving medal in the 13 – 15  age group.  He took his Bronze medal home from Huddersfield home with pride.
1977 in Kensington  at the Southern Counties Competitions saw  Suzanne Smith recovered from a  broken finger and diving to a Southern Counties gold medal in her age group  13 – 15 age group.  She had been winner of the under 13 age group for the previous 3 years.
Meanwhile little Louise Taylor had shown a keenness for diving and it wasn’t too long before she was slicing the water with pointed toes and great style finishing  a credible 4th out of 23 in the under 13 years section of the Southern Counties Age groups. She was only  in her first year of competition.

It’s been 4 years since the 8 year old was praying along the board that she wouldn’t “fluff it!” – at the Reading Schools Diving event.  She brings home the Gold National Age Group Medal from Cheltenham.  A first National Gold for Reading.

Albatross History 2.1977
“First step into glamour” 

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