Maud van Kempen (2005) is one of the top divers from The Netherlands. She is active on 1 meter, 3 meter and platform and has won multiple national championships in these events. She is looking to join a strong diving program in the fall of 2024.
Maud started her diving career at a young age. Already at the age of 12 she was coached by Nora Barta, competed in her first big international competition on Las Palmas and already became a 3x Dutch national champion in her age group! At the age of 14 she was requested to train in the National team. Since then her development went really well. At the age of 15 she started to focus on more difficult dives on platform and got physically stronger due to guided athletic training.
During Maud’s career she has had some great successes at multiple different national and international events. At the age of 15 she even got invited to compete in the 2021 European Junior Championships in Croatia. There she finished 17th place on platform. This jumpstarted her international career:
4x Dutch National Champion 2022 (1m, 3m, platform & synchro)
3rd place platform A girls at Bergen Open 2022 (Norway)
3rd place 1 meter A girls at Gamma Cup 2022 (Sweden)
10th place platform A girls at 2022 European Junior Championships (Romania)3rd place Platform A girls at Gamma Cup 2023 (Sweden)2nd place 1 meter A girls at Gamma Cup 2023 (Sweden)
Below are her current PB’s:
Platform A girls 348.30 points (8 dives)
1m A girls 348.45 points (9 dives)
3m A girls 359.75 points (9 dives)
Below is a list with dives that she is currently active in:
1m: 401A, 103B, 201B, 301B, 5132D, 403B, 105B, 203B, 303B
3m: 103B, 403B, 201B, 301B, 5132D, 105B, 205C, 305C, 405C
7.5m: 105B, 201B
10m: 103B, 403B, 301B, 614B, 405B, 5152B, 305C, 107C
Her strengths are her entries, power on the springboard and her posture in specific dives.
Maud is currently in 11th grade of high school and is expecting to graduate in the summer of 2024. She is looking to do a bachelor in the field of Psychology.
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