7. Albatross History-2-1977. First step into glamour. International Spectacular

Albatross History-2-1977.  The Reading girls diving team. Back : l to r – Suzanne Smith;  Penny Herring; Caroline Knollys;  Self;  Helen Wright;  Paul Watson;  Paul Holton; Ian Primett.  Front:  Marianne Green;  Louise Taylor …cont. reading

Albatross History-2-1977. First step into glamour. International Spectacular

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Albatross History-2-1977.  The  Diving Team who performed a first time diving display to the music of Albatross.  It was incredible, and also made history…because… on the horizon…a longed for specialised diving club was formed the following year and was called …”Albatross” !
Thank you for your good diving at this Festival:
Back row L to R   –     Paul Watson;  Paul Holton;  Ian Primett;
Middle row L to R –   Caroline Knollys;  Penny Herring;  Helen Wright;
Front row L to R –     Marianne Green;  Louise Taylor;  Suzanne Smith.

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The Reading Diving Display Team gathered more members – Lindsay Rowan; Beverley Taplin and Diana Seward.
A new Sounthern Counties under 13 champion emerged at Crystal Palace – Marianne Green with Louise Taylor gaining the silver medal.  Reading Diving Section monopolised the medal hoard over a few years in this particular event.

The diving section of Reading Swimming Club held the annual diving events and more and more names were popping up such as
Beverley Taplin;  Susan Keary;  Nicholas Ragg;  Stephen Bolton; Barry Taplin.  All won medals in their particular events.
The more experienced divers  were performing higher degree of difficulty dives adding more somersaults and twists.  An excellent two and a half somersault came from Paul Holton otherwise known in the Nationals and Southern Counties scene  “The inward dive straight” which was the best anyone had seen.

Albatross History 3.1977
“Reading divers display team”

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