Southampton Diving Academy’s Lucy Hawkins was crowned junior champion at the British National Championships in Plymouth.

Emily Martin was third-ranked junior alongside Lucy in the platform, while Gemma McArthur took senior bronze.

All the other platform SDA ladies made the final, but Tanya Watson was unable to compete due to injury.

On the springboard Tilly Brown, 12, was consistent in her first senior event, using some new dives for the first time.

Lauren Hallaselka was 12th on the 1m and an agonising ninth on the 3m, just missing out on a finals spot by 0.6 after a personal best score with some newly-learnt dives.

It was also the first senior event for an amazing trio who normally compete in Group C (12-13 years).

Leon Baker, 12, was the youngest diver by some margin in the two springboard events and received some very encouraging commentary from Bob Ballard and Jack Laugher during the event’s first live YouTube streaming.

Robbie Lee, 13, was the best-placed U14 in the preliminaries and dived amazingly on the platform to get a top-10 place.

Milo French, 12, showed true determination with a fabulous back 2.5 somersault off the 7.5m, scoring some 8s.

Ballard mentioned more than once that Paris 2024 would be beckoning for the SDA trio.

Cameron Gammage, 16, made the 1m finals, finishing fourth in the junior event and eighth in the senior event against some Olympians and senior international divers.

He was 12th senior on the 3m, reflecting his return to form following a broken ankle.

Brandon Foster, 16, injured his hand in training, but was still rewarded with 8s on his inward 2.5 s/s.

Coach Lindsey Fraser, who was at the helm alongside Jack Clewlow, said: “We’re very proud of all our divers, it was a great start to the season.”