Just before Christmas Harviglass Fibre were approached by Ashton-under-Lyne swimming club. The Swimming Club wanted us to create some GRP diving blocks. Their previous diving blocks were quite old and had clearly seen better days. Rob Smith (his children swim at the club) was tasked with the renovation of the diving blocks.
The main objective of the task was firstly to freshen up the blocks, but also to improve on the originals. This was done by adding the additional ‘push off step’ at the back. The push off step is built in to offer the divers extra power when pushing off. The second objective was the addition of vinyl’s to identify the blocks in competition use.
There were time constraints on the project because the diving blocks are regularly used for competitions. We had to turn the whole project round in 4 weeks, this included the manufacture of the tooling, which Is all done in house.
Once completed Rob & the committee at Ashton Baths were delighted with the results. The feedback from both club officials & the swimmers was excellent;
Testimonial Letter for GRP Diving Blocks
Good afternoon Will, May I just say that between Steve & yourself you have done us proud. They look brilliant, a vast improvement on what we had & something I never thought would be possible.
For those who have been able to test them out, they have nothing but praise for the style, design & extra power they get from the dive off.
On a personal note, thank you for your efforts by listening to the wants & needs of so many people and being able to produce a design that is genuinely appreciated by both swimmers & members of the committee.
I would also like express our thanks to Steve who, without his expertise, suspect this project would not have had the quality finish it now displays. Between the pair of you, you have managed, created and delivered a great product we hope will last for some time.
It really has been a pleasure working with you both. I am sure that Mr Hale can take comfort in the fact he has two employees who’s professional and can do attitudes, can deliver exactly what the customer wants.
Thanks once again.
Rob Smith on behalf of Ashton-u-Lyne Swimming Club
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