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Diving is the sport of entering the water from high above the water. While in the air divers twist and turn gracefully before entering the water.
In a pool, Springboard diving is done from a plank 1 meter or 3 meters over the water. The divers can bounce high into the air so they can dive further and do more tricks in the air.
Platform diving (also called high diving) is usually done from a tower 10 meters high. Unlike in springboard diving, divers cannot jump high into the air. But they can perform more tricks in the air because their dive takes longer. Platform can be dangerous because divers are falling very quickly when they enter the water.

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Diving is the sport of entering the water from high above the water. While in the air divers twist and turn gracefully before entering the water.
In a pool, Springboard diving is done from a plank 1 meter or 3 meters over the water. The divers can bounce high into the air so they can dive further and do more tricks in the air.
Platform diving (also called high diving) is usually done from a tower 10 meters high. Unlike in springboard diving, divers cannot jump high into the air. But they can perform more tricks in the air because their dive takes longer. Platform can be dangerous because divers are falling very quickly when they enter the water.

Most diving competitions consist of three disciplines: 1 m and 3 m springboards, and the platform. Competitive athletes are divided by gender, and often by age group. In platform events, competitors are allowed to perform their dives on either the five, seven and a half (generally just called seven) or ten meter towers. In major diving meets, including the Olympic Games and the World Championships, platform diving is from the 10 meter height.

Divers have to perform a set number of dives according to established requirements, including somersaults and twists. Divers are judged on whether and how well they completed all aspects of the dive, the conformance of their body to the requirements of the dive, and the amount of splash created by their entry to the water. A possible score out of ten is broken down into three points for the takeoff, three for the flight, and three for the entry, with one more available to give the judges flexibility.

Diving is the sport of entering the water from high above the water. While in the air divers twist and turn gracefully before entering the water.
In a pool, Springboard diving is done from a plank 1 meter or 3 meters over the water. The divers can bounce high into the air so they can dive further and do more tricks in the air.
Platform diving (also called high diving) is usually done from a tower 10 meters high. Unlike in springboard diving, divers cannot jump high into the air. But they can perform more tricks in the air because their dive takes longer. Platform can be dangerous because divers are falling very quickly when they enter the water.

Most diving competitions consist of three disciplines: 1m and 3m springboards, and the platform. Competitive athletes are divided by gender, and often by age group. In platform events, competitors are allowed to perform their dives on either the five, seven and a half (generally just called seven) or ten meter towers. In major diving meets, including the Olympic Games and the World Championships, platform diving is from the 10 meter height.

Divers have to perform a set number of dives according to established requirements, including somersaults and twists. Divers are judged on whether and how well they completed all aspects of the dive, the conformance of their body to the requirements of the dive, and the amount of splash created by their entry to the water. A possible score out of ten is broken down into three points for the takeoff, three for the flight, and three for the entry, with one more available to give the judges flexibility.

The raw score is multiplied by a difficulty factor, derived from the number and combination of movements attempted. The diver with the highest total score after a sequence of dives is declared the winner.

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Beginner Check List

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • A place to dive safely