We run one of the largest and most successful diving programmes in the UK, with many of our divers competing at Olympic level.

All of our Diving Coaches are fully qualified and hold as a minimum a level 1 diving qualification with many also having experience of coaching athletes competing at National and International level.

Our Active Leeds learn to dive lesson programmes currently run at the following centres: 

        John Charles Centre for Sport

        Pudsey Leisure Centre

A Pre-requisite for Learn to Dive is an ability to swim 50 metres or hold stage 5 of the learn to swim pathway.

Learn to Dive runs for 50 weeks per year and payment is by direct debit monthly.

Getting into diving through swimming lessons

Learn to swim diving awards: 

Once children have gained the certificate for Stage 7 of the Learn to Swim Pathway, they are encouraged to take part in different aquatic disciplines to develop basic skills. They can work towards certificates for the Swim England Learn to Swim Diving Awards 8-10.

Dedicated Awards for Diving

Swim England Diving Awards At John Charles Centre for Sport our diving lessons are structured around the Swim England Diving Awards 1-7. These awards cover seven levels of progressive diving skills, from complete beginner through to club level skills. They have been developed in consultation with British Diving, diving clubs, diving experts and coaches.

We offer 2 diving classes at John Charles Centre for Sport;

- Learn to Dive Beginners is for participants working towards Swim England Diving Awards 1 & 2.

- Learnt to Dive Improvers is for participants working towards Swim England Diving Awards 3,4 & 5.

Once a participant has achieved Diving Award 5 they may be invited into the Leeds City Council Diving Training Scheme based at John Charles Centre for Sport in our All Stars entry squad or Teen Diving. Once a part of the training scheme participants will continue to work towards Diving Awards 6 & 7 as well as learning skills to be able to compete for the City of Leeds Diving Club.