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Diving

Swim England

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Swim England headquarters
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customerservices@swimming.org
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01509 618 700

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British Swimming
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Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 - Sun, 15 Apr 2018

European Championships 2018 - Berlin/Glasgow

Thu, 02 Aug 2018 - Sun, 12 Aug 2018

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.

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Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will welcome more than 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 Commonwealth nations and territories to the Gold Coast and event cities Brisbane, Cairn

Partners

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

Partners

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