What is Diving?
Diving is one of the most exciting sports in the world. It involves leaping and springing into water, while trying to perfect a series of perfect body positions. But it is also very strictly controlled. strictly controlled.
The sport, and all the dives within it, are based on four distinct body positions:
- 'Straight' is where the body is kept in a fluid line, not being bent at the hips or knees.
- 'Pike' is where the body is bent at the hips but not the knees.
- 'Tuck' involves the body being bunched up tightly with the hands on the lower legs and
- 'Free' is only for twisting dives and can be a combination of at least two of the other positions. So a diver can bend their legs or bend their hips without being penalised
Most swimming pools with diving boards will run lessons. You can also gain ASA certificates in diving to reward your good work. However, you must be able to swim with confidence in 4m depth of water and be able to enter the water head first.