Bailey Flynn - Diving
Growing up in Adelaide I started gymnastics at the age of 6 but after 4 months the gym closed. Some of the other gymnasts were trying diving, so I decided to give it a go, and turns out I was a natural!
Diving SA put me into a club and 2 months later they asked me to trial for a National Elite Pathway program – which I didn’t make the first time around. One year on and after developing a lot of new diving skills I trialled for the program again, and this time I was successful and started the gruelling task of getting up really early to train!
I have been lucky to be under the guidance of my coach Amber Camron, who has showed me the pathway to success. I have now moved up into the SASI Diving program and am aiming to make the Olympics and junior world cups.
Having previously focussed mainly on platform diving, I have recently changed over to springboard diving under my one of the best world class coaches, Andy Banks, which has proven to be a good decision as I recently won gold at the Australian Junior Nationals held in Sydney after only 2 weeks of training on the springboard.
The best thing about being a SASI Athlete
Meeting heroes in sport and having all the SASI support team helping you push you way to Success.
My favourite food to fuel me as an Athlete
Oats and vanilla yoghurt with a bit of honey.
My favourite movie
Top Gun Maverick.
My favourite colours
Baby blue green and gold.
My sporting hero and why
Grant Nel – He is an inspiration to me as I grew up with him in the sport watching him going to the olympics makes me driven to do the same.
My favourite posession
My surfboard and skateboard.
The sporting activity I most like performing
I love to do three metre springboard as I can do harder skills in diving.
If I wasn’t doing my current sport I would like to be
A surfer because I love the water and the way it moves around me.
The most important things in life
To enjoy every adventure that comes along because it doesn’t come back.
My Ambassador Activity tip
To bring everyone together making sport activities fun in your own unique ways.
My favourite way to keep active
Walking my dog.
The sport I like watching the most
I like to watch gymnastics and figure skating as they are just incredible to watch.
What sporting success looks like
Sporting success to me looks like teamwork with your coach helping to achieve your goal. Not just for the end of your career but everyday.