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How to Stay Warm while Diving

How to Stay Warm while Diving

Knowing how to stay warm is an important component to competitive diving. Check out these five tips that will make it easier to stay warm while on the pool deck.
Overcoming the Fear of Smacking in Diving

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Smacking is an unavoidable consequence of learning how to dive. This guide contains three tips that can help you overcome the fear of smacking.
How to Make your Diving Hurdle Powerful

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One of the most important elements to springboard diving is the hurdle. This guide identifies several exercises that will help you explode off the board in your hurdle.
How to do Front Falls in Diving

How to do Front Falls in Diving

One of the primary ways to practice forward entries is to work on front falls. This guide explains the various ways to perform a front fall dive.
How Technology Has Influenced Diving

How Technology Has Influenced Diving

Technology has impacted just about every aspect of springboard diving. This guide shows how the recent influx of technology can benefit divers.
Comparing Cliff Diving & Platform Diving

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Cliff diving is an extreme sport that intrigues even the most novice of divers. This guide shows the differences between cliff diving and its platform counterpart.
Five Strategies All Good Divers Know

Five Strategies All Good Divers Know

This guide contains five strategic tricks to work on that will give you a competitive advantage at a diving meet.
Understanding the Body Positions of Diving

Understanding the Body Positions of Diving

There are four positions that all divers must utilize in both springboard and platform. This guide explains each position and when it is best to choose one over another.
The Benefits of Headfirst Entries in Diving

The Benefits of Headfirst Entries in Diving

There are two ways to enter the water in the sport of diving: Headfirst and feet first. This guide explains the three reasons why a headfirst entry is best.
How to Perfect the Hurdle in Diving

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A good hurdle is critical to being successful in diving. Check out these three tips that will give you a consistent hurdle every time you leave the board.
How to Do a Forward Approach on Platform

How to Do a Forward Approach on Platform

A forward approach on platform is very different than on springboard. This guide discusses the correct way to run, gallop, and skip to the end of the platform in diving.
How to Become a Diving Judge

How to Become a Diving Judge

To become a diving judge, you must know the intricacies that are involved in the sport. This guide covers the skills and requirements of becoming an official judge.
Understanding Masters Diving

Understanding Masters Diving

Masters Diving is a program that is dedicated to adults of all ages and diving skill levels. This guide contains all the details of what this program entails.
How to Perfect Your Toe Point in Diving

How to Perfect Your Toe Point in Diving

Mastering a good toe point will take you far in the sport of diving. This guide is filled with tips on how to stretch your toes into the perfect point.
Tips for Getting Recruited in Diving

Tips for Getting Recruited in Diving

Getting recruited to a university in the sport of diving is a complex procedure. Check out the tips in this guide to having a successful recruiting process.
How to Properly Maintain a Diving Board

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A good springboard is a vital and expensive investment for a diving team. This guide covers some simple tips that will help you get the most out of your money.
Fundraising Ideas for Diving Teams

Fundraising Ideas for Diving Teams

Many teams look for extra ways to earn money to support their efforts. This guide is full of creative fundraising ideas that will help you generate money for your team.
The Importance of Pointed Toes in Diving

The Importance of Pointed Toes in Diving

This diving guide covers the value of having a good toe point. From bending your foot at the ankle to keeping your legs together, a proper toe point is essential.
When to Use an Open Pike in Diving

When to Use an Open Pike in Diving

There are two types of pike positions in diving: Open pike and closed pike. This guide covers both styles as well as when you should choose one over the other.
Common Diving Drills

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Diving workouts consist of multiple repetitions of specific drills. This guide describes the four most common drills, and why they are important to practice.
Cardio Activities for Diving

Cardio Activities for Diving

Diving is not generally a cardio-intensive workout. Try some of these cardio activities to get your blood pumping.
How to Do a Flying One & a Half

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A flying one and a half is a fun dive to master. This guide covers the steps you’ll need to execute this dive successfully.
Why Divers Use a Shammy

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Besides a bathing suit, there is one product divers universally use: The shammy. In this guide, discover the importance of this unique towel to the sport of diving.
How to Build Confidence in Diving

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Confidence is an important aspect of successful diving. From taking action to setting goals, this guide will give you tips that will help you build inner confidence.
How to Improve Your Form in Diving

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Having good form is an important part of successful diving. This guide covers key ways to augment your form to gain advantage in competition.
How Indoor & Outdoor Pools Affect Divers

How Indoor & Outdoor Pools Affect Divers

Diving competitions occur at both indoor and outdoor pools. This guide shows how distinct differences between the two can directly impact your performance.
How to Ride the Diving Board

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Connecting with the timing of the diving board is a skill that takes years to master. This guide has tips that will help you ride the board to your fullest potential!
How to Set Goals in Diving

How to Set Goals in Diving

Setting realistic goals is essential to finding success in diving. This guide provides several tips that will help you set achievable goals.
Hand-spotting in Diving

Hand-spotting in Diving

Hand-spotting is a coaching tool used to assist divers in learning the sport. Discover why this technique is used, and how it can benefit both coaches and divers alike.
Understanding Diving Etiquette

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Diving etiquette entails a wide range of appropriate behaviors. This guide touches on the hidden “rules” that exist within in the sport.
Diving Pool Dimensions

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Diving pools have certain regulations to ensure the safety of each participant. Learn the various dimensions of a regulated diving pool.
Diving Rules & Regulations

Diving Rules & Regulations

From the degree of difficulty each dive is assigned to how a dive is scored, this guide details the various rules and regulations in diving.
History of Diving

History of Diving

Learn how diving evolved from jumping and leaping off bridges to becoming one of the most popular Olympic sports today.
Diving Glossary

Diving Glossary

Check out this Diving glossary to find the sport-specific definitions for which you have been looking. From A to Z, we've got all the words covered.
Tips for Control in Diving

Tips for Control in Diving

Learning how to control your body is an important part of diving. This guide outlines areas to work on to improve your control, such as core strength and visual spotting.
Common Superstitions & Rituals in Diving

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Many divers engage in a variety of pre-competition behaviors. This guide will help you learn the difference between helpful rituals and detrimental superstitions.
How to Transition from Diver to Coach

How to Transition from Diver to Coach

Making the transition from diver to coach is not always easy. This guide is filled with key skills that will make the transition process flow smoothly.
How to Do a Forward Double in Diving

How to Do a Forward Double in Diving

This diving guide will give you tips on how to perform a front double off the 1-meter board. From the hurdle to the kick-out, each step of this optional dive is covered.
Top 10 Mental Skills for Divers

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This guide contains 10 characteristics that distinguish elite divers from the rest of the pack. From goal setting, to self-confidence, these traits make a difference.
How to Become a Better Diver

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Sometimes you need help reaching the next level in your competitive diving career. From practice regimens to perseverance tips, this guide has it all.
How to Build a Great Diving List

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This guide discusses what goes into a great diving list. From compulsory to optional dives, learn how to devise a competitive list that works best for you.
How to Overcome Disappointment in Diving

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The life of a diver is far from easy. This guide provides tips on how to overcome the inevitable disappointments that come your way.
How Diving & Gymnastics Are Related

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This guide examines the relationship between diving and gymnastics. From the shared skill sets to the stark differences, this guide will show you how the two are linked.
Different Types of Diving Competitions

Different Types of Diving Competitions

This guide discusses the different types of competitions you may encounter as a diver. Every competition has different rules and implications, all of which are covered.
How to Do an Armstand in Diving

How to Do an Armstand in Diving

This diving guide explains two ways a diver can get into an armstand position. Learn tips, including the headstand and frogstand that will help you perfect your balance.
How to Do a Forward Dive Pike

How to Do a Forward Dive Pike

This diving guide is filled with tips for performing a forward dive pike, more commonly known as a jackknife. Proper head, hip, and entry positions are covered.
How to Do a Back Flip in Diving

How to Do a Back Flip in Diving

This guide will show you how to do a back flip off the diving board. In five steps, you will learn the proper head and body position needed to perform this dive safely.
Common Obstacles to Diving Workouts

Common Obstacles to Diving Workouts

In this guide, learn practical solutions to common obstacles to diving workouts. From dryland training to creative thinking, learn ways to make the most of your time.
What Parents Can Expect in Diving

What Parents Can Expect in Diving

The role of a parent in the sport of diving is significant. From transportation to fundraising, this guide will fill you in on important parental responsibilities.
The Importance of Diving Lessons

The Importance of Diving Lessons

In this guide, learn why diving lessons are important for anyone considering the sport. From safety to excelling at the next level, discover how lessons will benefit you.
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