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How to Do a Reverse Dive

How to Do a Reverse Dive 16 Comments

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 Get Started in Diving

How to Get Started in Diving 10 Comments

From finding the right diving program to knowing the proper equipment required, this diving guide will give you all the basic information needed to start the sport.
Common Diving Injuries

Common Diving Injuries 7 Comments

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

Explaining Synchronized Diving 6 Comments

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.
Comparing Cliff Diving & Platform Diving

Comparing Cliff Diving & Platform Diving 5 Comments

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.
Overcoming the Fear of Smacking in Diving

Overcoming the Fear of Smacking in Diving 5 Comments

Smacking is an unavoidable consequence of learning how to dive. This guide contains three tips that can help you overcome the fear of smacking.
Importance of Stretching in Diving

Importance of Stretching in Diving 4 Comments

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 Perform Twisters in Diving

How to Perform Twisters in Diving 3 Comments

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.
How to Visually Spot in Diving

How to Visually Spot in Diving 3 Comments

This guide will give you the tools needed to visually spot in diving. From dryland to the boards, you will learn what to look for in each dive and how to apply it daily.
How to Build a Great Diving List

How to Build a Great Diving List 3 Comments

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.
Diving Pool Dimensions

Diving Pool Dimensions 3 Comments

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

Understanding Diving Etiquette 2 Comments

Diving etiquette entails a wide range of appropriate behaviors. This guide touches on the hidden “rules” that exist within in the sport.
How to Become a Better Diver

How to Become a Better Diver 2 Comments

Sometimes you need help reaching the next level in your competitive diving career. From practice regimens to perseverance tips, this guide has it all.
Overcoming Hitting the Diving Board

Overcoming Hitting the Diving Board 2 Comments

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.
How Diving & Gymnastics Are Related

How Diving & Gymnastics Are Related 2 Comments

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 Do a Back Dive Tuck

How to Do a Back Dive Tuck 2 Comments

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 Dive with a Fear of Heights

How to Dive with a Fear of Heights 2 Comments

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.
Explaining the Diving Numbers

Explaining the Diving Numbers 2 Comments

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.
When You're Ready for Platform Diving

When You're Ready for Platform Diving 2 Comments

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 Build Confidence in Diving

How to Build Confidence in Diving 2 Comments

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.
The Benefits of Dryland Training in Diving

The Benefits of Dryland Training in Diving 1 Comment

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 Do an Underwater Save in Diving

How to Do an Underwater Save in Diving 1 Comment

To ensure a dive is vertical on entry, divers perform an underwater save. This technique, including the forward and backward save, is detailed in this diving guide.
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 a Diving Competition is Judged

How a Diving Competition is Judged 1 Comment

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.
What Makes a Good Diving Board

What Makes a Good Diving Board 1 Comment

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.
Describing a Typical Diving Workout

Describing a Typical Diving Workout 1 Comment

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.
How to Overcome Disappointment in Diving

How to Overcome Disappointment in Diving 1 Comment

The life of a diver is far from easy. This guide provides tips on how to overcome the inevitable disappointments that come your way.
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.
Common Superstitions & Rituals in Diving

Common Superstitions & Rituals in Diving 1 Comment

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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
How to Properly Maintain a Diving Board

How to Properly Maintain a Diving Board 1 Comment

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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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