Tom Daley and Tonia Couch enjoy some downtime

They’re working hard to ensure they’re ready for the USA Grand Prix in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, this weekend.   But on Tuesday, Tom Daley and teammate Tonia Couch took a break from their rigorous training sessions to enjoy some downtime on the beach.   Tom, 18, wore a pair of striped board shorts as he lapped up the sunshine and splashed around in the sea while making the most of the rare break.

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Tonia, meanwhile, showed off her toned figure in a bright pink strapless bikini, tying her hair back as she larked around on the beach with her teammates.   Despite Tom and 23-year-old Tonia frequently being at the centre of romance rumours, they have always denied being anything other than good friends.

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The pair are currently preparing for this weekend’s USA Grand Prix, which will see them dive alongside teammate Sarah Barrow.

The athlete looked all grown up as he showed off his dishevelled look, with the beginnings of a beard and moustache peeping through.   Still sporting a tight pair of trunks and showing off his chiselled body, the tanned teenager was seen pulling a variety of poses as he threw himself off the diving board in the sunny state,

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As a heartthrob to many, his TV show Splash!, which was aired at the start of this year, was a delight for many, as week after week he stripped down to his tiny trunks to dive with celebrity competitors.

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