Diving WA’s Dryland Dive Centre at HBF Stadium is set to bring Perth’s diving facilities up to international standard and be one of the best in Australia to help home grown athletes hone their craft and set their journeys to Commonwealth and Olympic success.
The facility is designed to be flexible to allow for those of all ages and abilities to experience the thrill of diving creating greater levels of interest in the sport.
Donald Cant Watts Corke is providing project management services on the project on behalf of VenuesWest.
Designed to FINA international standards the outcome will enable athletes and coaches to finely tune techniques of diving. Using the dryland facility will help divers practice 10 times the repetitions as traditional water-based training.
The facility will include six springboards, three trampolines, six harnesses, a sprung floor, foam pit and weights area set directly adjacent to the diving pool. Incorporated technology will give coaches and divers the ability to analyse techniques through three video replay systems.
The new facility will honour the late Bruce Prance OAM, who was involved in the sport of diving for over 70 years as a State-level diver before he became a world class coach. He was also instrumental in the formation of what is now Diving Western Australia in 1957 and became a pioneer of dryland training in Australia.
Concept Design of Dryland Dive Centre