The 'Daley Effect' hits Southend Diving Centre
Date added: 1 August 2012
Itís not just adults that are drawn to following the Olympic games - with the school holidays on, children are hooked too. And the higher a sportís profile, the more young people want to join their local club. Itís already having an impact on the world of diving.
Southend Diving and Swimming Centre is really benefiting from the Olympics. This is the centre where Tom Daley and his Team GB colleagues have been training for London 2012, and, despite Mondayís heartbreak for Daley as he missed out on the gold, itís not detracted from those who want to be just like him.
The poolís diving programme is really benefiting, with participation levels at an all time high as many children of all ages and backgrounds are inspired by Daley.
MLMís Structural, Civil and Geotechnical engineers were involved in the design of the award winning swimming facility, which includes an 8-lane 25m competition pool, world class diving pool with 10m board, leisure pool and dry dive facilities.
The Centre, at Garon Park, off Eastern Avenue, Southend, beat off tough competition in 2011 to win the Best Technical Design and Construction award at the LABC East Angliaís Building Excellence Awards.
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