Tom Daley stepped out onto the distinctive
five-metre curved concrete diving board, which sits alongside the 10m board –
both are now complete. Work is also underway on the other four bespoke boards in
the Aquatics Centre.
The 50m competition pool is currently being tiled. It sits beneath the curved timber ceiling, which is being clad with 30,000 individual sections of red lauro hardwood.
Tom said: 'I've never seen a diving pool like it. The Aquatics Centre looks great inside and out and the dive boards are like waves coming out of the floor. Stepping on the dive boards has given me even more motivation to train and work hard towards getting back here in 2012.'
Tom was joined by other London 2012 hopefuls on the Olympic Park – gymnast Louis Smith became the first athlete to be interviewed in the Main Press Centre, distance runner Emily Pidgeon stood on the final straight in the Olympic Stadium, Paralympic swimming hopeful Louise Watkin laid a tile in the 50m competition pool and BMX rider Shanaze Reade saw the completed Velodrome track.