BENDIGO YMCA Divers Abby Rowley and Xavier Bartolo scooped the pool at the Diving Victoria Annual Awards Night on Saturday.
Rowley and Bartolo were named Victorian Age Group Divers of the Year in their age groups.
Rowley, 12, won the 12 to 18-year-olds division, while Bartolo took out the 11-and-under award.
Their team-mate Syd Campbell was nominated for the Masters’ award.
Rowley and Bartolo will dive back into action at the School Sport Australia Diving Championships in Adelaide starting Sunday.
The star duo should be right in contention for the medals, says their Bendigo and state team coach Heather Tyter.
“They will represent Victoria very well and are hot contenders for placings in their age groups,” Tyter said.
“Getting into the team is a great honour and much sought after as they take a very limited number of divers so only the top two or three make it into the team.
“For Abby, this is the third year she has won a place in the team and this year she has been awarded the junior captain responsibility as well.
“In her first year in Melbourne she won her event. Last year, in Sydney, she was a very close second so this year we are hoping for gold again.
“Xavier went to Sydney with the team last year as a 10-year-old and he won his place this year again and should perform well.
“I am also a part of the team as a team coach and will be looking forward to a great week with these highly motivated young athletes.”
Tyter has been training the Bendigo divers at the YMCA’s dry facility in Mundy Street and in Melbourne during winter.
“It has been very difficult again this year to try and keep in training as we have no pool facility over winter and need to travel to Melbourne to train,” she said.
“However, the results that our small squad has achieved is quite extraordinary.
“I feel very proud of our small squad with their hard work and enthusiasm and I am always looking for more interested divers as this sport does bring many rewards.”