Commonwealth Games England has today announced the 15 divers that will represent Team England at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
One of the largest Team England diving squads ever assembled includes Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley, Olympic finalists Chris Mears, Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow.
Daley is returning to Commonwealth action having won gold medals in Delhi in both the 10m Platform and Synchro and will be aiming to continue his success at the Games.
For Daley the chance to compete at a Commonwealth Games in the United Kingdom is something he wants to relish.
“I am really excited about the chance to compete at my second Commonwealth Games,” Daley said. “Delhi was a great experience and to come home with two gold medals was a dream come true.
“I think Glasgow will be an amazing host for the Games and know they will put on a great show. I want to go into the competition and try to retain my title. The Games are a great chance to get yourself into a multi-sport mindset just two years ahead of the Olympics.”
European silver medallists Couch and Barrow will be competing at their third Games having competed at both Delhi and Melbourne.
The pair have shown good form in the lead up to their selection with medals throughout the FINA/NVC Diving World Series.
Chris Mears just missed out on a medal at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi but this year he will be lining up alongside 3m Synchro partner Jack Laugher as they aim to show that they are a force on the international stage.
Laugher will also be competing in the 3m Springboard and with three medals from the FINA/NVC Diving World Series he will go into Glasgow with confidence.
Team England Chef de Mission Jan Paterson said: "This is a superb squad of divers that I'm delighted to welcome to Team England. We have a great mix of experience and talent who I'm sure will do the nation proud this summer and I'd like to congratulate all of them on their selection."
Commonwealth Games debutante Freddie Woodward is excited to compete at an event of this size in his first season as a senior athlete.
“To be named as part of Team England is just amazing,” Woodward said. “This is the first big selection of my career so I am delighted.
“In diving you don’t get the chance to represent England very often and this is a real honour for me. This season has gone so well for me so I want to keep doing what I’m doing, keep working hard and focusing on being at the Games. I really can’t wait to get out there on those boards.”
The Team England Diving Squad comprises of: