Your son or daughter has shown interest in diving. They love to jump off the diving board, or maybe they have already learned to do flip at a local pool. What’s next? The best place to start is diving lessons.
Diving lessons offer a fun, friendly environment for learning the sport of diving, and they can take many forms. Taught as individual lessons, or in a group setting, they often include instruction in a dryland environment that can include the use of a trampoline and dryland diving board.
The most important aspect of a diving lesson program is to teach basic fundamentals in the sport of diving to insure that the child will first and foremost, learn to be safe when they are on a diving board or in an aquatic environment; and second, to acquire the skills needed to advance into the competitive aspect of diving.
Every established diving program has different coaches and different philosphies on how to teach children how to dive, and many programs will not allow lessons to be taught in a water environment until the child learns many fundamentals inherent to diving such as body posture, balance, strength, flexibility; and diving techniques such water entry and the hurdle and take-off.