Learn To High Dive
For those who love swimming, the chance to learn to high dive is a thrilling opportunity. High diving is not only a physical challenge, but it also gives you the chance to impress the swimmers and divers around you.
- Dress appropriately. Choose swimwear that is comfortable but form fitting. Avoid loose, breezy boxers or a string bikini that might come loose upon landing.
- Use a small diving board first. Whether or not you are scared of heights, practice diving on a small diving board to improve your diving technique. Gradually work your way up to higher boards until you are able to dive confidently from the highest diving board.
- Walk slowly to the end of the diving board. Avoid running or sprinting to the end of the board as you could slip and fall.
- Bend your knees and lift your arms up. Make sure your hands are close together. One of the most important parts of learning to high dive is to make sure that your technique is appropriate.
- Dive off the board. Push yourself out and away from the point at a downward angle. Keep your legs straight when you are diving off the high dive board. Make sure your head is tucked in toward your chest so you don't get water up your nose upon landing.
- Swim to the side of the pool quickly to make room for the next diver.
If you are uncomfortable with swimming or are unsure of how good your diving technique is, consider hiring a personal coach or high dive trainer to work with you personally on learning to high dive.