Minister of Community and Cultural Affairs Wayne Scott and Chairman of the National Sports Center Trustees Sean Tucker met up today [May 30] for their “diving challenge” at the new pool.
Last month Minister Scott challenged the Chairman to join him in christening the pool by diving off the platform.
Mr Tucker accepted the challenge but insisted that there be rules. “You can’t hold your nose when you jump off and your eyes have to be open,” said Mr Tucker. Both agreed there would be no footers or belly-busters.
Going by their own stated rules as discussed last month, it appears Mr Tucker “disqualified” himself as he jumped feet first. The Minister did perform an actual dive so it would appear he “won” by default.
That was not the end of the “competition”, as the Minister — who has an extensive athletic background and is a 3-time winner of the May 24th cycling race — decided to go to a higher level and dive again.
The pool recently opened on the site of the Bermuda National Sports Centre on in Devonshire. It is open to the public from 7am until 7pm Monday to Saturday and 7am until 5pm on Sundays during the summer months, with daily fees running from $15, for adults, to $8 for children.