Diving Skills for Life

July 30, 2014

As millions of people tune into the Commonwealth Games, few will be following the diving more closely than Trevor Simpson.

Trevor was the Tom Daley of his day, starring in the 1974 and 1978 Commonwealth Games, as well as the 1976 Olympic Games.

His proudest achievement was winning a bronze medal at the ’74 games in Christchurch, New Zealand

Forty years on, the 63-year-old Ford engineer is still competing – and winning – at senior diving competitions, and has no plans to stop yet.

“Diving is a way of life for me,” Simpson said. “I’m still a bag of nerves before a competition – but I still love it.”

Trevor has suffered his share of injuries – including one mishap that echoes U.S. diver Greg Louganis’s wince-inducing crash into the actual diving board.

“The only difference was Greg hit the board with the back of his head – I managed to smash into it full-on.”

Follow the link to see Trevor in action – now and 40 years ago…

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