Beginner divers always seem to have a problem finding the right place to stand. What I mean is, each forward approach, hurdle and dive, should start from the same spot every time. Not an inch closer, or an inch further back. Diving is a sport of consistency and repetition, and if you can’t stay consistent with your starting point it will be hard to finish consistently. Landing with your toes over the tip of the diving board on a forward take-off can make a huge difference in the outcome of a dive.
Begin by measuring the your approach from the end of the board. Just as if you are practicing a front approach and hurdle, repeat this action except going the opposite way. Once the approach is finished, mark the spot on the diving board where your toes landed. This is where you should start your approach each, and every time, until the point when you decide to change your hurdle.
Mark this spot by using anything available on the diving board or stand as a reference point; the calibrated number strip, the crossbar for the guardrails, the small raised bumps on the board, two steps from the end of the board. Whatever it takes for you to remember where your starting point is for each forward take-off.