Rebecca started diving in 1992, at just seven years old. She was born and grew up in Chelmsford, Essex and moved to Leeds in 2002 to study Sports Science at the University of Leeds.

After graduating from university in 2005, she began training full time and shortly after qualified for her first major senior international competition, the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Rebecca then went on to represent Team GB at three Olympic Games: Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Whilst she is predominantly a 3m springboard diver, Rebecca has been known to try her hand at 10m platform diving, and has achieved some notable results as a 10m synchronised diver, including 4th place at the 2010 World Cup with partner Stacie Powell.

Rebecca almost retired from diving after London 2012 to pursue a career in prosthetics and orthotics, but after competing at the Games decided she wasn't quite ready to throw in the towel just yet. This turned out to be a fantastic decision, as her greatest achievements have come since 2012. In 2014, Rebecca and her 3m synchronised diving partner Alicia Blagg became Commonwealth Champions, and a year later Rebecca partnered up with Tom Daley in the new 'team event', where they became World Champions. At the 2016 European Championships Rebecca and Alicia won a silver medal in front of a home crowd, with a British record score. Rebecca and Alicia finished in 6th place at the Rio Olympics.

Giving Back

Rebecca is very excited to be part of the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, and to use the experience, knowledge and skills she has gained from competing at an elite level in sport to give back to young people. She has some mentoring experience with the Youth Sports Trust, and has been involved in some school visits to inspire the younger generation. Rebecca is also a part-time diving coach at the City of Leeds Diving Club, where she loves to share her knowledge and experience of the sport.

Competitive record

Olympic Games
2016 – 6th place 3m synchro; 20th 3m individual
2012 – 7th place 3m synchro; semi-finalist 3m individual
2008 – 3m individual

World Championships
2015 – Gold team event; 10th 3m individual
2013 – 6th 3m synchro
2009 – 7th 1m springboard 

Commonwealth Games
2014 – Gold 3m synchro
2010 – 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th place in multiple events
2006 – 3m individual

European Championships
2016 – Silver 3m synchro; 4th 3m individual
2013 – Bronze 3m synchro

World Cup
2014 – 5th 3m synchro
2012 – 9th 3m individual
2010 – 4th 10m synchro; 8th 3m synchro; 13th 3m individual

World Series
2015 – Overall 3rd place 3m synchro