Albatross History 10 1980 Juliet Green and Richard Shearing joined the team in a friendly International Age Group Diving Competition at Southend
Albatross History 10 1980. Friendly Multi-Nations experiences in Southend
Albatross History 10 1980 it was a wonderful experience for Lindsay Rowan; Diana Seward; Louise Taylor and Marianne Green. Also youngsters Richard Shearing and Juliet Green. They all formed the Albatross team with other English Teams, to compete against divers from Sweden; Canada; Switzerland and West Germany. They all dived great and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. There was stiff opposition amongst the age groups. They all finished high up in the results.
Marianne foxed the judges with an unusual forward 1.5 somersault with one twist. She performed the somersaulting action first with thoughts from everyone it would be a failed dive and… then…suddenly twisted one twist around her body JUST before entry into the water! The judges all looked at one another, for a split second deciding what to do , then awarded her 5.5 average for her dive.
The event took place at Southend’s original Swimming and Diving centre. The set up of the pool was similar to Reading’s Central Pool. The Southend pool has now been replaced with an International Swimming and Diving Centre. It served as a satellite training centre for the Olympics 2012 .
Following Louise and Marianne were off to Crystal Palace for the National Age Group Highboard Competitions. Louise maintained her finalist position of sixth place and Marianne brought home a Bronze Medal with only 4 points between the top three.