About us

| History | Our MissionOur Values | Who can do diving? | Our Staff | Our Board |


the RAC

Ringwood Diving Club was established in July 1986. The Club has had an extremely successful history and has produced amazing results both locally, nationally and internationally.

The Ringwood Aquatic Centre was our home from it's establishment until 2012, when the pool was demolished for renovations to begin. During demolition and rebuild the club moved it's program to be based at Methodist Ladies College in Kew, and has subsequently established a long-term relationship with MLC and will continue to run the diving program there.

Aquanation was opened on 14th August 2015 and RDC took it's rightful place back on 'home soil'

Our Mission

  • To be an innovative and Successful Organisation
  • Engaging the Community in Diverse, Innovative and Successful Activities

Our Values

  • "Develop Champions in Life Through Diving"

Who can do diving at Ringwood Diving Club?

  • Anyone who is interested in diving and is 5 years and older and be willing to abide to by the terms and conditions of Ringwood Diving Club Inc.

Our Staff

Operations Manager

Administration Assistant

Technical Director

Senior Coach


Our Board

Anabelle Smith - RDC Life Member

A 2012 London Olympian who started diving at the age of 11 at Ringwood Diving Club. An all round sporty kid, Anabelle fell into diving and quickly climbed the ranks of the Junior Circuit.

Her breakthrough was winning two bronze medals at the 2008 World Junior championships in Germany. Since, she has represented Australia at 2 Commonwealth Games (winning two bronze medals), 3 World Cups (bronze) and 2 world championships. She has been on Diving Australia's National Squad for over 6 years, Annabelle competed at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, claiming a bronze medal in the 3m synchronised springboard event.

James Connor - RDC Life Member

At 17, James Connor was the youngest male in the Australian diving team at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Connor contested the 10m platform after finishing second to Matthew Mitcham at the Australian nomination trials. In London, Connor finished 20th in the preliminary round and narrowly missed a berth in the semi-final.

In 2010 Connor was the youngest Australian male ever to compete in the 10m Platform at a Commonwealth Games when he finished ninth as a 15-year-old. James hopes to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Jaele Patrick - RDC Life Member

Jaele Patrick made her Olympic debut at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Competing in the 3m springboard event, Patrick was the final athlete to qualify for the semi-final after finishing 18th in the preliminaries. In the semi-final, Patrick repeated her tightrope act and qualified 11th out of the 12 athletes to make the final. She went on to finish 11th in the final with compatriot Sharleen Stratton fifth and China’s Minxia Wu claiming gold.

The dual 2010 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist took up a sports scholarship at Texas A&M University and beat the best divers in the US College system to win the NCAA Championship before earning her spot to compete at the London Games.

Grant Nel - RDC Life Member

Grant Nel is a bronze medallist for Australia at the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games and hopes to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games.

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