Monday December 31, 2012
Obviously the big story in 2012 was the success of the U.S. team at the London Olympics. David Boudia's gold in platform and three medals in synchro. But there were other events and stories that were prominent in 2012, and so you wouldn't want to spend 2013 wondering what they were, here are my highlights.
Thursday December 20, 2012
Concussions can occur in any sport in which there is physical contact, or contact with any type of object (like a board or the water). Do you know how to spot a concussion, or what to do if you suspect one?
Wednesday December 19, 2012
It's just a few more days until Christmas, so I guess that means it is time to break out in song and I can't think of a better song to sing than the "Twelve Days of Christmas." Of course this is a diving site, so the song would not be complete without a diving reference. Okay, twelve diving references!
Thursday December 6, 2012
Not one, but two diving shows! This is unprecedented. ABC will air a show that is a series and based on a popular Dutch series "Sterren Springen." Each week the celebrities that participate are asked to do more and more difficult dives and they are eliminated until one "diver" is deemed the winner. One of the judges for this show will be Olympic medalist Greg Louganis.
Not to be upstaged, FOX will air a two-hour special titled 'Stars in Danger: The High Dive.' It is set to debut on January 9, 2013 and will feature 2012 Olympic medalist Troy Dumais. The list of participants is intriguing: JWoww, Jersey Shore; Bethany Hamilton, professional surfer; Alexandra Paul, Baywatch alum; Kim Richards, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills; Kyle Richards, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills; David Chokachi, Baywatch alum; Terrell Owens, former NFL star; Antonio Sabato Jr., actor/model.
I will be excited to see who smacks first!