CHANTELLE Newbery is enjoying motherhood, diving and the battle for Olympic qualification, her first coach Heather Tyter told The Advertiser yesterday.Tyter was instrumental in the development of one of Australia's most accomplished divers, and is busy coaching the next brigade of central Victorian stars.Tyter and partner Bob spent three days with Newbery and diving husband Robert in Brisbane recently and were glad to find the mother of two in high spirits.Newbery quit the sport before the birth of her second child Ryder, only to be coaxed back to diving as a 30-year-old."All the hours she has spent in the pool and the gym have paid off, she's lost a lot of weight, she probably has a bit more to go, but she's looking really good," Tyter said."She's feeling very confident actually, she's feeling very good about everything."Newbery was the first Australian female to claim an Olympic diving title after she won gold in the 10 m platform event at Athens in 2004, but Tyter revealed the former Castlemaine diver may be enjoying family life just as much as her breakthrough victory."She's handling her family situation quite well, she has a job at the pool, which is the same place as she trains, so she can go straight there after diving," Tyter said."Robert trains at different times, so he's able to look after the children, which she is very happy about." Newbery competed in the Australian Open Diving Championships last weekend and despite several strong performances, Tyter said she would have to dive in three more events before Olympic selection was finalised.Newbery finished second in the synchronised platform and 3 m springboard events and also finished third in the platform.One could forgive Newbery for feeling overwhelmed as she tries to find her way into an Australian women's team ranked second in the world, but Tyter said nothing was further from the truth."She's been invited back, so if she does well then it will be a bonus for her and that's the way she's thinking of it," said Tyter.Another diver from the region who excelled at the open was 16-year-old Bree Mellberg.The Bendigo diver, who is based in Melbourne, finished ninth in the one and three metre springboard events and also finished 12th in the platform."It's her first major competition and the Australia Open is a highly prestigious event," Tyter said."I'd imagine she'd be thinking Olympics next time round or even in another eight years."Bree is doing beautiful work, she has the list of dives, but she just needs to perfect them now."Mellberg is no longer coached by Tyter, but three other divers from the Bendigo YM Diving squad will compete in the Australian Country Championships on Australia Day weekend.Luke Hubbard, Emily Jones and Spencer Smagas will compete in the event, while a squad of at least eight divers will compete in the Victorian Championships in February.