The previous Cults Academy pupil was a proficient gymnast earlier than making the swap to diving on the age of 11, a call which has finally proved fruitful.
Kerr can be a part of the aquatics staff in Birmingham for the Video games, with the 18-year-old eager to embrace representing Scotland on the large stage for the primary time.
Like many athletes heading to this summer time’s Commonwealth Video games, Clara Kerr bought her grounding in a special sport to the one she competes in.
“I did gymnastics after I was youthful, however, when this pool opened (ASV), my dad mentioned I ought to give this a go. I went and liked it,” mentioned Kerr.
“One of many coaches observed I might do flips and issues like that, so urged I get into the programme. All of it actually went from there.
“I used to be by no means a extremely good gymnast, but it surely gave me that serving to hand to begin with. I began diving after I was 10 and gave up gymnastics a few years later, so it was fairly quickly after.
“The sports activities village is wonderful, I couldn’t actually be right here with out it. The workers and the services are nice.”
Title: Clara Kerr
House city: Aberdeen
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Occasion(s): 1m springboard
Kerr can be among the many youngest divers at Birmingham 2022, however the Aberdeen Diving Membership member has been competing internationally for 5 years. The diving is on the again finish of the Video games on the Sandwell Aquatics Centre.
The 18-year-old competed on the British Diving Cup earlier this 12 months and took bronze within the Scottish Nationwide Open Championships held in Edinburgh final December.
“It’s loopy that it’s beginning this week – it’s all crept up so rapidly. However I’m so excited and simply being with the staff drives dwelling how good it’s,” she mentioned.