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Diving

Swim England

Contact Name
Swim England headquarters
Contact Email
customerservices@swimming.org
Contact Telephone
01509 618 700

British Swimming

Contact Name
British Swimming
Contact Email
customerservices@swimming.org
Contact Telephone
01509 618 700

Get Involved

What is Diving?

Diving is a sport where the diver jumps into a pool from a platform or springboard at a range of heights.

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

Involvement

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.

Campaigns

Parents in Sport Week

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

Partners

  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
    British Heart Foundation
    Leicestershire County Council
    Loughborough University
  • Safeguarding
    Equality Standard
    Rutland County Council
    Age UK L&R
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Harborough District Council
    Leicester City Council
    East Midlands Platform
    Sport England
  • Blaby District Council
    Melton Borough Council
    County Sport Network
    QUEST

Partners

  • Loughborough University
    Melton Borough Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Rutland County Council
  • Equality Standard
    Safeguarding
  • Harborough District Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Blaby District Council
    County Sport Network
  • British Heart Foundation
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Age UK L&R
    QUEST
  • East Midlands Platform
    Sport England
  • Leicester City Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council