DIVING, an outgrowth of aerial acrobatics and tumbling rather than swimming, was not an accessible sport in BC until springless wooden planks were replaced and more towers were built, particularly in VANCOUVER, in the 1930s. Art Stott of VICTORIA, a springboard diver who was afraid of heights, won BC's first diving medal in international competition with a bronze in the 1930 British Empire Games. Lynda Adams (Hunt), a pupil of Percy NORMAN, became BC's first diving star when she won 2 Empire...

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