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The pool in Aquanation was opened in August 2015. It has:

  • 3x 1m boards ,
  • 4x 3m boards,
  • Platforms 1,3,5,7.5,10 metre.
  • Water harness for the 3m to assist athletes with more complicated movements.
  • A Bubbling system for all divingboards to reduce water resistance to learn new movements

The pool is a state of the art diving facility and houses our club base in Ringwood. Ringwood is an eastern suburb of Melbourne, located next to the Eastlink. The pool facilities include a competition recording room and a large score board.  The pool is run by the local Maroondah City Council and Ringwood Diving Club is the main user of the diving facilities. Diving Victoria's high performance diving program, the VIS diving Squad and several other diving clubs from Victoria use the facility along side Ringwood Diving Club.

Aquanation is located in Greenwood Ave, Ringwood, Melbourne, Australia


RDC Dryland

The Dryland at Aquanation was opened in December 2015. It is a state of the art facility and the only one in Melbourne. The dryland has:

  • 4 x dryboards to mat.
  • 3 x dryboards to a foam pit
  • 1 x 1 metre platform to a foam pit
  • 1 x 2 metre platform to a foam pit
  • 2 x built in trampolines 
  • 5 x spotting harness
  • 1 x tumbling strip

The Dryland Diving Center was developed and funded by Ringwood Diving Club,  Diving Victoria and Maroondah City Council. Its aim is to provide a safe enviroment for divers to progress and practice their skills in a more controlled enviroment, rather than the pool.

A dryland enables divers to repeat more skills in the same time and to break down individual movements to aim for perfection.

Diving Victoria's high performance diving program,  the VIS diving squad and several other diving clubs from Victoria also use the facility. 

Methodist Ladies College


MLC Diving Pool

The program at Methodist Ladies College is run by the Ringwood Diving Club. The pool isoperated by the school with Ringwood Diving Club running the program for their students and other interested parties.

The pool has:

  • 2 x 1m boards
  • 1 x 3m board
  • 2x Water harness to assist athletes with more complicated movements.

The MLC pool is located at Barkers Road, Kew, Melbourne, Australia


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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