How Springboard Diving and Gymnastics are Related!

By |July 15th, 2015|

How Diving & Gymnastics Are Related

Many people link the sports of diving and swimming. But in reality, diving and swimming are nothing alike. In fact the only thing the two sports have in common is the pool they share. Divers need not be excellent swimmers, or even know how to swim every stroke. Essentially, all […]

Ilich Marcano and Daniel Matalon at the Mariner’s Game Looking for Felix Hernandez!

By |July 12th, 2015|

Why would Daniel and Ilich be looking for Felix Hernandez, the famous Mariner’s pitcher? Because Felix and Ilich grew up in the same town in Venezuela! Wearing his Venezuela Olympic Jacket from the Olympics in 2012, Ilich is proud of what two home town boys have done in the world of sports and how they both […]

Creating GREAT Front Somersault Action for Diving!

By |July 2nd, 2015|

Great Front Somersaulting action requires that the legs fire first and then the abs as demonstrated in our video. If a standing front somersault is performed, the legs don’t have to fire as rapidly as they do demonstrated in this video. We are striving to get the legs to extend and fire quickly with […]

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 […]