Springboard Diving Techniques
There are a number of springboard diving techniques to utilize if you are starting or continuing to learn how to springboard dive. f you are just beginning, you should begin with a professional to ensure that your safety is not compromised. You'll also be able to learn from your mistakes quickly and make the most of the following springboard diving techniques.
- The basic diving motions. The basic three springboard diving motions are the take-off, flight, and entry in the pool. When you take off you may be run and jump off of the springboard, or a simple hop. Once you are in flight your body could be subject to different positions, such as a straight or tucked position. Finally, you want to enter the pool with minimal splashing when springboard diving.
- Your first dive. Stand on the diving board and take a small hope in order to propel your body into the air, swinging your arms for momentum. Keeping your arms straight up by your ears, crouch at your waist in order to get your body into position to enter the water. You want your body streamlined in order for your arms to enter the water first for an optimal splash.
- Trying out different types of diving techniques. Once you advance past the basics of springboard diving, take note of the major types of diving techniques. Forward, backward, reverse, twisting, inward, and even arm stands can be done on the springboard. Of course, move along at your own pace and take advantage of experienced divers who can help you.