Back Dive in the Tuck Position - Step by Step Instructions
From Woody Franklin, former About.com Guide
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Back Dive Tuck - The Take Off
The Take Off
Photo © Woody Franklin
As the diver leaves the springboard, the head should be upright and the chin level with the water. The eyes should be focused on a spot directly behind the diving board. A good rule of thumb is to pick a spot to focus on prior to beginning the dive. The arms should be stretched over the head reaching backward to the pool even with or slightly behind the ears.