Olympic finalist Blake Aldridge heads up the 14-strong squad aiming to win the second annual KlingerCook Trophy just three months after he competed at the Beijing Olympic Games.
The squad, which includes European Junior Champion James Milton and European Junior silver medallist Megan Sylvester, will be looking to both extend their international experience and develop their skills as the 2012 Olympic cycle begins.
Ursula Klinger and Jeff Cook were two of the most renowned personalities on the international diving scene and as a tribute to their lives the Trophy celebrates their contribution to the sport over the years.
In line with the Olympic programme, divers will compete for honours in the 3m and 10m individual and synchro events in Berlin.
British Diving National Performance Director Steve Foley is looking for Britain's younger divers to take a step forward on their development as they gain more international exposure in the run-up to 2012.
"We have some of our top junior athletes ready to gain some more valuable experience from this meet," Foley said. "With a lot of Olympians, from both teams, taking time out after the Games this gives junior athletes the perfect chance to compete against each other. This is a great opportunity for our athletes to see where they stand against the German juniors.
"Blake [Aldridge] is going to be competing on the individual Platform, which will give him the opportunity to have a hit out on his list. It is going to be good for him to gain more experience on his individual event.
"The other senior athlete on the squad, Monique McCarroll, will be competing with Megan Sylvester on the 10m Platform synchro. This will be great experience for Megan who will learn a lot from an athlete like Monique, who is a natural leader and although this will be a test for her I believe she will come out of the competition as a stronger athlete.
"In the menís 3m synchro we have Callum Johnstone and Charles Calvert who are proving to be a very good 3m team. They are currently our number two team and proved their maturity and strength by finishing just outside of the medals at the World Junior Championships."
Posted on 26 Nov 2008 at 20:08 by Chris Lambert.
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The KlingerCook trophy takes place in Berlin, Germany from 29th - 30th November 2008.
Divers representing the Region:
Blake Aldridge (Southampton Diving)
Chris Mears (Southampton Diving)
Max Brick (Southampton Diving)
Jack Clewlow (Southampton Diving)
Monique McCarroll (Southampton Diving)
For further details contact British Swimming Media Officer Gemma Field on 01509 632262, 07917 726431 or email email@example.com
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