Diving Board Dynamics

There are varying heights and types of diving boards used in competitive diving. Learn about diving board dynamics from a professional diving instructor in this free video series.

Series Summary

Diving is an interesting and sometimes death defying sport. Using acrobatics and technique, divers leap from varying heights with the intention of gracefully hitting the water. This test is typically judged by a lack of water displacement at entry, in which the diver would rise out of the water and be rewarded with thunderous applause. It's true that divers share the pool. However, they are reluctant to call themselves swimmers. Flying into the water with poise and nerves of steel is what tempts these thrill seekers and nay Sayers of gravity. Furthermore, they showcase their talents annually at the summer Olympic Games every four years in order to determine true champions. Competing in this sport takes guts and an overwhelming tendency to defy fear.

In this free video series our professional diving instructor Bobby Larew will show you all you need to know about diving board dynamics. You'll begin with some general diving safety tips for checking the board and surrounding area. Bobby will then show you the affects of adjusting the fulcrum on the springboard. Later, he'll show you how the fulcrum affects your five step approach and overall spring of the board. In the end you'll be safe and ready to begin learning the beginning stages of good competitive diving.

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