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Hatfield Diving Academy is a friendly club open to all ages. The academy was originally founded in 1968 and formerly name Beaumont Diving Academy after its former head coach and president Derek Beaumont.

Derek dedicated over 70 years of his life to the sport, in both competing and coaching. He has judged at European, World and Olympic level, also coaching Lindsey Fraser at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, as well as producing nine Olympians out of the Hatfield Swim Centre.

Derek’s achievements were brought to the forefront in 2014, when he won the BBC’s Unsung Hero Award for the East region of England.

In that same year, he was also named as Swim England’s Volunteer Teacher/Coach of the Year.

Suzie Collins, Swim England Talent Development Officer for Diving, said: “I couldn’t think of anyone more deserving of this than Derek. He truly is a legend within our sport and I know many of us have enjoyed hearing his diving tales of years gone by."

About: About

Hatfield Diving Academy

Meet the Coaches

About: Team Members


Level 2 - Head Diving Coach / Experienced Diver

A former diver for 20years and Coach at Crystal Palace London for 6years. With his experience and energy we feel very privileged to have him join the team.

Committee / Senior Club Members

Sophie Waters

Club Chairman

Ciara Munnelly

Club Secretary / Membership Secretary

Emma Eve-Raw

Club Treasurer


Kirstie Burr

Club Welfare Officer

Michelle Foster

Club Swim Mark Co-ordinator


Jemma Turner

Club Competitions Secretary

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