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POOL BOY

JACK HASLAM made his Commonwealth Games debut in Australia this year, but the 22-year-old Sheffield diver hopes to make a bigger splash at the Tokyo Olympics
Words Tim Heap Photography Markus Bidaux Styling Nick Byam
Jack wears swim briefs, by Speedo

How did you get into diving? When I was six years old, the swimming teacher spoke to my dad at the end of the class. He thought I was going to get a telling off, but she said that I had good body control and should give diving a go. So my dad took me down to Ponds Forge [in Sheffield], which is where I still train, and I had a few lessons. One of the teachers there saw me and moved me into her squad. I went on from there. So, I kind of fell into the sport. It wasn’t something that I really wanted to do when I was young, but when you’re good at something, you enjoy it more.

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