Clare Cryan

Sports - Other

I have won springboard diving national medals in 2011, 2013 and 2015. I aim to continue this and now challenge internationally.

Goal

With your support I will travel to the World Student Games to compete in the springboard diving competitions where I hope to challenge the worlds elite divers. The money raised will help to cover the costs of travel and accommodation whilst at the games.

Background

I was selected to be a member of the City of Sheffield diving squads when British Diving coaches talent tested at my local primary school. I succeeded through three rounds of trials to be accepted into the competitive squads. At 9 years old i could only just about doggy paddle so I shocked many people when I told them I was a diver. My love for the sport grew and grew and in 2011 I won the British Gas Junior elite championships with a British record. I went on to compete in Germany and Serbia representing GBR making the finals in each of my events. I have competed in the Senior National events since 2010 making the national finals each year. In 2013 I won my first Senior National medal on the 1m springboard where I finished 2nd. At this years Senior Nationals i won my second national senior medal in the mixed 3m synchro competition with Sheffield team mate Ross Haslam. From my achievements at the 2015 Senior Nationals I have been selected to compete at the World Student Games in the summer.

Current Position

I am currently in my final year of study of Sport and Exercise Science at Sheffield Hallam University. Alongside my study I train 22-25 hours a week. I am currently training for the World Student Games that will take place in July in South Korea. With studying and training working a part time job is not possible and as I am not funded by British Swimming I am left to fund myself for such competitions.

The Future

I aim to continue to win national medals and qualify for more senior international competitions.

Achievements

Junior Elite champion 2011 3m springboard.

Dreseden youth International 20114th 3m springboard

Junior European Championships 2011 11th

Senior Nationals 2010-2015 1m and 3m springboard finalist

Senior Nationals 2013 - 2nd 1m Springboard 

Senior Nationals 2015 - 2nd 3m springboard mixed synchro

Qualification for World Student Games

Closing Message

I have been dedicated to the sport for 10 years and with an opportunity not be be missed, competing at the World Student Games, your support will allow me to achieve my goals and help me progress and prepare for future competitions