GLADDING Monique < Back  
Sport Diving
CGA England   
Gender Women
Born 17 Jun 1981 in Durban, SAF
Height1.59 m
Weight 55 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Steve McCarroll [Husband]
Other names Monique McCarroll
Residence Sheffield, ENG
Occupation Athlete
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She started diving in 1998.
Why this sport? She was previously a gymnast and gave up the sport due to injury. She took up diving to fill the gap left from being a gymnast.
Club / Team City of Sheffield Diving Club: Sheffield, ENG
Name of coach Steve Gladding [husband]
Coach from which country? England
Coach from what year? 1998
Handedness Left
International Debut
Year 2001
Competing for Great Britain
Tournament European Championship
Location Sweden
General Interest
Nicknames Minks. (British Swimming, 10 Feb 2004)
Hobbies Painting, baking, gymnastics, rugby. (swimming.org, 11 Jun 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the individual 10m platform event at the 2001 British Championships at her first attempt, becoming the first woman diver representing Scotland to claim the title in 25 years. (girlguidingscotland.org.uk, 31 Dec 2006)
Most influential person in career Her parents and her husband Steve (Coach). (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)
Injuries While competing in the 2011 Grand Prix Diving Championships in Penza, Russia she hit her head on the 10 metre platform while attempting a dive. She was pulled from the water unconscious and taken to hospital, but fortunately avoided serious brain or spinal injuries. She has a large scar across the top of her head from the incident. (looklocal.co.za, 10 Mar 2011)

She has suffered a stress fracture in her lower back and has had ankle and knee surgeries. (Athlete, 09 Apr 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Believe in yourself and be confident." (girlguidingscotland.org.uk, 31 Dec 2006)
Other sports A former gymnast who represented South Africa at the age of eleven, but retired from the sport following a knee injury. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)
Ambitions To win an Olympic medal and have a family once she has stopped competing. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)
Other information FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO BRITAIN
She was born and raised in South Africa but was eligible for British citizenship because of her Scottish father. (Peebleshire News, 05 Jul 2001)