Competitive Diving Tips For Beginners
If you are interested in competitive diving, you need to know some of these tips. These tips will ensure that you win diving competitions assuming you follow them and train for competitive diving competitions on a regular basis.
- Practice your routine for each diving competition heavily. If you are going to be doing a front flip into a swan dive, you don’t need to perfect your back flips and other tricks because they will be useless for this specific competitive diving competition. Use the majority of time of your diving practice time working on you next competition routines and practice your other tricks in between competition practice to offset the routine.
- Be sure to perfect every trick before attempting in a competitive diving competition routine. Since you are judged solely on looks when diving, if one or more of your moves is sloppy, your score is going to reflect this greatly. Do every competitive diving trick you have in your routine over during training until it is like second nature and you complete the trick as gracefully as possible.
- Have someone watch you when you are training. While you may not be able to judge if you are doing your tricks well, an onlooker sure will. You cannot see your own body when doing a dive, but someone watching you, especially a competitive diver, will be able to point out your flaws and even give you an accurate score of what a real competitive diving judge would give you.
- When actually in the competitive diving competition, don’t focus the crowd or the judges. Just do your routine the way you have been practicing and pretend it is just you all alone up on the diving board; this may not completely rid you of the stage fright, but it will surely help it a little bit. Eventually you will develop your own way of not being nervous while on the diving board.
Posted on: Mar. 15, 2011