London Aquatics Centre

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London Aquatics Centre, home to the Dive London Aquatics Club.

High Performance Head Coach

Jane Figueiredo


A one stop shop for our athletes, with two indoor competition pools, a diving pool and state-of-the-art fitness facilities with a physio, therapy and rehab area.

Opening year

As a legacy of the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic games. Opened to the public on the 1st March 2014.


The centre is home to the Dive London Aquatics Club, which in conjunction with British Diving, offers a pathway for individuals looking to progress from the Tom Daley Diving Academy through competing regionally, nationally and internationally. The club represents 72 divers (2018) with experience ranging from club level through to Olympic standard divers.

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Jane arrived at Dive London in 2014, having coached diving teams around the world. Bringing together all her experience into one place, she knew how vital the recovery phase is for our divers. Part of the recovery is eliminating muscle soreness – keeping the muscles cold as to refrain the swelling. This is especially beneficial from those engaging in the “10 meters”. Certainly with name brands like Tom Daley, Grace Reid, and Robert Birch – as well the up and coming juniors, Dive London are going to use ice forever.

“We fill small bags with ice, and use cling film to hold it tightly in place, generating a cold compression on the triceps and legs in particular. Left for 15-20 minutes, the ice really does deliver significant benefits to our team”.

Before the Hoshizaki ice machine was installed Jane and her team had to pre-order ice. Now they have it on demand, which is great for training as well as competitions and events.

One of the most essential elements to recovery for a professional diver is ice

Jane Figueiredo
07 06 2019 | Leisure