Illya Kvasha leads the Ukrainian hopes in the men's 1m springboard ©Getty Images

The 2017 European Diving Championships are set to begin in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev tomorrow.

Competition is due to take place in 13 categories at the Liko Sports Centre with the event due to conclude on June 18.

Men and women will compete in 1 metre and 3m springboard, 10m platform, 3m synchronised springboard and 10m synchronised platform categories.

There will then be mixed events in 3m springboard synchronised and 10m platform synchronised,

A team event is due to open proceedings tomorrow.

Aside from the European Masters Championships in 2011, it will be the first diving championships in Ukraine since gaining independence in 1991.

It will also act as the final major opportunity for European divers to compete before the World Championships, which are due to be staged in Budapest between July 14 to 30.

Home favourite Illya Kvasha, who finished fourth in 2015 in Rostock, will compete in the men's 1m springboard while Russia's Evgeny Kuznetsov will be hoping to improve on the silver medal he won in the 3m springboard.

Great Britain's Grace Reid will be bidding to win two titles in Kiev ©Getty Images
Great Britain's Grace Reid will be bidding to win two titles in Kiev ©Getty Images

Great Britain's Rio 2016 Olympic finalist Grace Reid is also set to compete.

She became the first British female springboard diver to make an Olympic final for more than 25 years when she did so in Rio de Janeiro.

At last year's European Aquatics Championships in London, Reid won two medals, including gold in the mixed 3m springboard synchro with Tom Daley.

She also picked up a bronze in the women's 3m springboard.

Reid will compete in the 3m springboard and then alongside Katherine Torrance for the 3m synchro title.

Fellow Britons Freddie Woodward and Lois Toulson are also in Kiev after making Olympic debuts last year.

"The European Championships gives our divers a great opportunity to gain valuable high-level competition experience and exposure," said team leader and British Diving performance manager Kim White, according to Eurosport.

"The team has a mix of both more seasoned divers as well as some debutants to international competition.

"The British Diving Championships in Edinburgh provided a great warm-up for the divers and we hope to feature on the continental podium several times throughout the meet."