A progressive pathway
Our Junior Learn to Dive programme is designed for children aged from Primary 1 up to 15 years, to encourage all children to learn to dive through a fun and progressive pathway.
Aberdeen Sports Village is proud to be working in partnership with the National Governing Body, Scottish Swimming. Our Junior Learn to Dive programme runs in line with the National Framework for Diving in Scotland.
Each level of the framework provides a well-defined set of goals and targets for the learning and enhancement of skills, allowing progressive development in the sport.
Dive Skills 1 (DS1)
- Children aged 5 and above
- Able to swim 10 metres unaided, competently in deep water
- Able to jump and submerge in water without goggles
During these 30 minute classes, instructors work with divers to help develop deep water confidence and body awareness, using a variety of in-water skills.
Basic diving shapes and skills are taught from the poolside, including jumping and rolling, and the instructors will begin to introduce headfirst entries into the water.
Divers will progress onto learning jumps from the 1m and 3m springboards.
Dive Skills 2 (DS2)
- Passed Dive Skills level 1
- Pike fall from 1 metre
- Competent and consistent jump from 3 metre
Dive Skills 2 sessions run for 45 minutes and build on the skills learned in DS1, as well as introducing the divers to dryland practices on the poolside.
Instructors will focus on the development of forward and backward skills leading into headfirst entries in both directions.
Dive Skills 3 (DS3)
- Passed Dive Skills level 2
Dive Skills 3 is a 60-minute class. Instructors will begin to introduce the reverse and inward directions, and divers will spend time focussing on the development of backward jumps and entries from the 3 metre board.
Dive Skills 4 (DS4)
- Passed Dive Skills level 3
- Forward line ups from 3 metre
- Competent and consistent backward jump from 3 metre
Dive Skills 4 classes will run for 60 minutes where instructors will introduce the final two diving groups – twist and armstand.
Divers will work to develop their board timing and rhythm, as well as improving aerial awareness and introducing somersaulting skills.
Lessons are available year round with payment made easy through direct debit, spreading the cost over the year. Parents will also have access to a secure online portal where their child’s progress can be monitored.
For all children enrolled in the programme, free swimming during available public and family sessions is included in the monthly fee.
A minimum of 45 lessons per year
Continuous lessons during holidays
Free aquatics membership for every child
Seamless pathway through class levels
No need to queue to re-book
Where and when
Junior Learn to Dive lessons currently run after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and on Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings, in the 25m pool.
Dive Skills 1: £23.10 per month via direct debit
Dive Skills 2: £25.00 per month via direct debit
Dive Skills 3 & 4: £27.00 per month via direct debit
Registrations are currently closed. Keep an eye on our website & social media pages for updates!