Looking back at the history of the Club’s swimming facilities, a film has been uncovered from 1958 featuring a British National Springboard Diving champion who took part in the London Olympics in 1948 when he was just 17 year’s old. He appeared at the Club ten years later demonstrating his diving skills and athleticism with his coach Sid Dalton who had taught Peter to dive from the age of 12.
Filmed in colour, the segment of the footage featuring the Club offers a rare glimpse of the outdoor swimming pool at this time confirming its popularity. The film was made by Pathe News with its typical jaunty voice-over reflecting post war social attitudes and sprinkled with humour. The commentator in the film refers to Peter’s achievement as British Springboard Champion at the age of 16 going on to win the National Springboard titles in 1949, 1950 and 1952.