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 Diving Skills for Life: Meet Commonwealth Games Medal Winner Trevor

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BRENTWOOD, England - As millions of people tune into the Commonwealth Games, few will be following the diving more closely than Trevor Simpson.
 
The Dunton-based engineer was the Tom Daley of his day, starring in the 1974 and 1978 Commonwealth Games, as well as the 1976 Olympic Games.
 
His proudest achievement was winning a bronze medal at the ’74 games in Christchurch, New Zealand
Forty years on, the 63-year-old is still competing – and winning – at senior diving competitions, and has no plans to stop yet.
 
“Diving is a way of life for me,” Simpson said. “I’m still a bag of nerves before a competition – but I still love it.”
 
Trevor has suffered his share of injuries – including one mishap that echoes U.S. diver Greg Louganis’s wince-inducing crash into the actual diving board.
 
“The only difference was Greg hit the board with the back of his head – I managed to smash into it full-on.”
 

  

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7/30/2014 9:25 AM