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 possession:

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.

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