I’m so excited to be taking part in Splash – but I’ve got a slight fear of heights!

Hey everyone

I’m really excited to announce that I’ll be taking part in Tom Daley’s diving show Splash! It’s been tough so far but I’m loving the experience.

Although I used to swim a lot when I was a child, diving is totally new to me so I’m really looking forward to gaining a new skill.

Swimming and diving couldn’t be more different. In a racing dive, you have to push off and propel yourself as far as possible, but in diving you need to learn the actual dive.



You’re going vertically down rather than pushing out which is very challenging. I’m not scared of water but I have a slight fear of heights which doesn’t bode very well but so far I’ve managed to keep it in check.

It’s been great working with Tom – he’s very professional and there’s so much we can learn from him. Tom himself has written on his Twitter profile that he’s a diver, not a swimmer – I’m totally the opposite, I think I should change my Twitter!

I started swimming when I was four or five years old and being back in the pool brings back so many memories – I even love the smell of chlorine!

There’s a real shortage of proper diving facilities here in the UK so there aren’t many opportunities for children to learn. It’s a real shame because it’s a brilliant sport so hopefully the show will encourage more children to take it up and more clubs will get the facilities.

The second series starts on 4 January 2014 so you can catch me diving then!

Love Una xx

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