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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.
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.
Common Diving Injuries

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This diving guide will explain the most common types of injuries in the sport, from hitting the board to damage caused by repetitive motion.
Explaining Synchronized Diving

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This diving guide touches on all the competitive aspects of synchronized diving: From its history, to the skills required to the rules and regulations that govern it.
Describing a Typical Diving Workout

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A typical diving practice includes drills, repetition and a lot of hard work. Learn more about these different components to make every workout a success.
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.
Explaining the Diving Numbers

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This diving guide will explain the various numbers involved in competitive diving. From the description of the dive to how it is scored, numbers play an important role.
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.
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.
What Makes a Good Diving Board

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In this guide discover the elements that make-up a competitive diving board. From the material it is made with to the design of the board, each component is important.
How to Do a Reverse Dive

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Performing a reverse dive is a fun yet scary skill to learn. In this diving guide you will learn the fundamental skills required to perform this dive successfully.
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 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.
How to Perform Twisters in Diving

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Learn the various techniques involved in flipping and twisting at the same time. This diving guide will explain how to perform forward, back, and reverse twisting dives.
Importance of Stretching in Diving

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This diving guide teaches you important stretches that are needed to excel in the sport and prevent injury. Stretches for the legs, stomach, and toes are all included.
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.
How a Diving Competition is Judged

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In this diving guide learn how a diving meet is judged. Discover the five elements of a dive, what constitutes a deduction or a failed attempt, and how dives are scored.
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.
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.
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.
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 Perfect the Rip Entry in Diving

How to Perfect the Rip Entry in Diving

This diving guide explains the essential techniques required to rip an entry. From the flat-hand grab to body alignment, learn how to enter the water without a splash.
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 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.
How to Do an Inward Dive Tuck

How to Do an Inward Dive Tuck

Learn the proper mechanics involved in performing an inward dive tuck. From the back press to the position in the air, this diving guide will teach the necessary skills.
When You're Ready for Platform Diving

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In this diving guide, discover the skills needed to dive platform: Including strength, courage, and a solid foundation of springboard and gymnastics tumbling abilities.
How to Do a Back Dive Tuck

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This diving guide will walk you through how to perform a back dive tuck. Learn tips, such as head position and kick-out, to get the control you need to perform this dive.
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!
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 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.
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 Dive with a Fear of Heights

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A fear of heights is a normal reaction in diving. Learn how to overcome your fear by starting with dives off the 1-meter and slowly progressing up to the 3-meter board.
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.
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.
How to Learn a New Dive

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Learning a new dive in the sport of diving is riddled with anxiety. Discover physical and mental strategies that will help you approach the process with confidence.
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.
The Benefits of Dryland Training in Diving

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In this diving guide discover how the various dryland tools, including trampoline and spotting belts, can help you isolate skills, reduce fear, and grow you as a diver.
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.
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 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.
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.
Overcoming Hitting the Diving Board

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In the course of a diving career hitting the diving board is a common, yet frightening experience. In this guide learn steps to overcome the fear and regain confidence.
The Fundamentals of Diving

The Fundamentals of Diving

This diving guide will teach you all the basic techniques needed to excel in the sport. From the hurdle to the entry into the water, each fundamental skill is described.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Become a Diving Coach

How to Become a Diving Coach

There are a few essential steps you need to take before becoming a diving coach. From the required certifications to finding a job, this guide covers it all.
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