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Judging Springboard Diving

By |July 1st, 2015|

Judging Diving

For synchronized diving, a score for a dive is calculated in the following way:

Three judges score the execution of diver one (Ex: 6-8-7); three judges score the execution of diver two (Ex: 9-7-8); five judges score the synchronization (Ex: 7.5-8-8-8-8.5)
The highest and lowest execution scores for each diver are eliminated, as are the highest […]

How to Understand the Dive Numbers

By |June 24th, 2015|

How to Understand the Diving Numbers

If you have ever watched a diving event on TV you probably remember hearing the announcer call out a number prior a dive. For example, in the Beijing Olympics you may have heard the announcer say, “Laura Wilkinson performing a 107B forward-three-and-one-half somersaults pike, 3.0.” All those numbers may seem […]


By |June 19th, 2015|

The Love of Lessons!

I have been teaching diving lessons for 25 years now and I still very much enjoy it!
The reasons are many —

• Love the Excitement and Fun!
• Low pressure.
• Allows you to focus on the fundamentals.
• Keeps you “grounded” (Yes, I know you can teach a back arm-stand twister from the 10M Platform — but […]

Jaden and the Dive-A-Thon!

By |June 9th, 2015|

Jaden has really stepped up to the plate (or the 10 meter platform !) in fundraising for the DiveSeattle Dive-A-Thon!

If a diver raises over $500 he/she will receive a complimentary hour long PRIVATE LESSON with DiveSeattle’s Visiting Olympic Coach, Ilich Marcano. Jaden battled his fears and butterflies to speak in front of a group of firemen, because he really […]

The History of Springboard Diving

By |June 7th, 2015|

Origins of Springboard Diving
Though its first semblance appeared in rituals performed by ancient civilizations in the South Pacific in the form of cliff diving, the technical variation that combined gymnastic movements can be traced from as far back as the 17th century with the gymnastic movements in Sweden and Germany. In the summer season gymnasts […]