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Updated Articles and Resources

By Woody Franklin

Updated Articles and Resources
  • Coaching and Feedback Created: Monday, April 20, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
    Coaching diving involves what types of feedback a diver should receive in order to improve their ability to dive, and ultimately, their performance.
  • How to Create a Rip Entry in Diving Created: Thursday, June 21, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    A rip entry in springboard and platform diving is a key element needed for successful completion of a dive. Three important parts of a rip are the flat hand, arm position, and body alignment."
  • Learning Proper Body Position in Beginner Diving Created: Monday, December 17, 2007 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
    Body posture is an important diving technique to be mastered by both beginners and elite divers. This fundamental building block leads to correct body position in dives, allowing a diver to advance...
  • Water Depth and Safe Diving Created: Monday, April 28, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
    Every time a diver steps on the board, he or she should know the depth of the water (FINA specifications) in order to ensure a safe diving environment.
  • NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving Championships Created: Friday, March 14, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
    How does a diver qualify for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships?" itemprop="description"> Monday, July 09, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014
    Judging a springboard or platform diving contest begins with an understanding of the scoring system and the five basic elements of a dive: The Starting Position, The Approach, The Take-Off, The Fli...
  • Springboard Diving - Where to Begin Created: Wednesday, June 20, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014
    Guidelines to follow before becoming involved in springboard diving and how to gind the the right diving coach and youth diving team to ensure a positive and safe experience."
  • Types of Dives used in Springboard and Platform Diving Created: Friday, December 21, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
    Six types of dives and used in springboard and platform diving. Four of these types involve rotating, or somersaulting in relation to the diving board or platform. A fifth type involves adding twis...
  • Meet Requirements - A Diver's List of Dives Created: Tuesday, July 03, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014
    In all high school, and junior and senior level diving contests divers are required to perform a specified number of dives from which a winner is determined. These requirements are made up of two t...
  • Woody's Five Tips for Beginner Divers Created: Thursday, October 22, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014
    Five important tips for beginners new to the sport of competitve springboard diving.
  • Olympic Diving Rules, Requirements and Judging Created: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014
    Review many of the more important rules that will govern the diving competition in the Olympic Games. These rules are dictated by FINA, the international governing body for the aquatics."
  • Profiles - Divers and Coaches Created: Sunday, July 08, 2007 Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014
    Considered the greatest diver of all time, Greg Louganis won gold medals at the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games on both the springboard and platform." itemprop="description" itemprop="description"...
  • FINA’s New Degree of Difficulty Table Created: Thursday, December 10, 2009 Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014
    With the new FINA Degree of Difficulty Table, having a diving list include optionals dives with a D.D. of 3.0 or above may become common place." itemprop="description" Thursday, June 21, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
    Dives in springboard and platform diving are ranked according to the degree of difficulty of each dive, determined using a formula based on elements in each dive. This degree of difficulty is used ...
  • Shammys and Divers Created: Thursday, September 08, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014
    A shammy or Sammy or aqua towel, has long been used by divers who need a quick reliable way to dry off between dives. But it is really more than that. It can become an extension of a diver's person...
  • Early History of Olympic Diving Created: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014
    A brief history of diving in the Olympics from 1904 to the present." itemprop="description"> Saturday, December 24, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014
    How does a diver make the USA Diving National Team and who is currently on the Team?
  • Anatomy of a Duraflex Diving Board Created: Monday, June 02, 2008 Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014
    Duraflex diving boards are the standard for use in the world of competitive diving. What makes these products so superior, that they are the only products used in competitive diving?
  • Tuck, Pike or Layout? Created: Monday, December 29, 2008 Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014
    Many beginners, or divers that lack experience, often ponder the question of what position to put a dive in when competing in a meet - tuck, pike or layout.
  • Top International 2012 Olympic Diving Contenders Created: Thursday, July 26, 2012 Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014
    Chen Ruolin and Hu Yadan have traded places at the top of the podium over the past four years
  • Diving Tips and Insights Created: Monday, December 08, 2008 Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014
    Use these helpful tips to improve your diving.
  • Judging and Viewing Competitive Diving Created: Thursday, March 11, 2010 Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014
    What is important when judging diving and how help for the spectator who wants to understand why a dive gets a instead of an 8.
  • The Four Positions In Diving Created: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014
    During the flight of a dive, the body of the diver must be held in one of four positions: tuck, pike, straight, and free.
  • Judging Scales Created: Thursday, March 03, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, January 02, 2013
    High school, college and FINA diving contests employ different judging scales. Why is that?
  • Smacks – They Really Aren’t That Bad! Created: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, January 02, 2013
    No one like to smack in diving, but it is part of the process to become a better diver.
  • To Touch or Not To Touch Created: Thursday, June 17, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, January 02, 2013
    Divers have the option of doing their dives in open or closed pike position. Which is better and why.
  • Coaching Tips For Diving Coaches - Coaching Springboard And Platform Diving - How To Be A More Effective Diving Coach Created: Thursday, November 22, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, January 02, 2013
    What are your special coaching tips and what you as coach do to become a better instructor and communicator?
  • USA Diving and the AAU - Amateur Athletic Union Diving - Governing Body for the Sport of Diving Created: Thursday, October 25, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, January 02, 2013
    Do you think it's healthy for the AAU and USA Diving to compete for divers in the U.S.?
  • Split Tuck in Diving - Why Does a Split Tuck Make You Spin Faster - Springboard and Platform Diving Technique Created: Thursday, September 13, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, January 02, 2013
    What do you think of a split tuck? They are more and more prevalent with harder dives, but is that necessarily a good thing?
  • 2012 U.S. Olympic Diving Team - What to Expect From The U.S. Team - Reader Opinions on the 2012 Olympic Games Created: Monday, July 16, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, January 02, 2013
    I've put a target on my back and offered up my thoughts on the U.S. Olympic Diving Team, so let's hear from you. How will they finish, what are their chances, or just wish them good luck!
  • Pools You Wish You Had Not Dived In - Aquatic Facilities for Diving - Diving Competitions Created: Thursday, March 10, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, January 02, 2013
    Not all pools are equal and some are a downright disaster to compete in. Remember your most hated pool? Share your memories.
  • Diving Scoring Scale - High School, College and FINA Judging - Difference in Judging Scales Created: Thursday, March 10, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, January 02, 2013
    High school, college and FINA diving contests employ different judging scales. What is your opinion?

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