Tribute to a Swim England North West Diving Legend

Swim England North West regret to announce the passing of Geoff Eccles on the 6th January 2018.  Geoff many years ago, met an old friend who was a Diving Coach, whilst taking his daughter to Bury Pool. Geoff was encouraged to get involved and 40 years later he was still an active coach within the sport.

Since the 1980’s Geoff has been a coach at Oldham Diving Club 4 nights a week, until the pool closed down in December 2016. He still continued coaching divers at Manchester Aquatic Centre until ill health prevented him continuing.

During his time as a coach, Geoff has supported divers not only teaching them the sport he loved,  but also as a mentor. He had over the years, taken many divers from learn to dive lessons, through to National and Elite levels.  Geoff also tutored new coaches and took on many roles to help develop diving in the North West.

Thank you Geoff for all your support and your expertise, our thoughts and best wishes are with your family at this time.  The Sport and Divers will miss you.

Written by Jan Isherwood – Head Coach Manchester Diving Club

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