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Short Glossary of Diving Terms

If you’re thinking about diving, here are some terms that you should think about learning:

Approach — the three or more forward steps the diver takes toward the end of the board.

Armstand dive — a dive that’s executed from a motionless armstand position on the edge of only solid platforms

Backward dive — a dive in which the diver begins with their back toward the water

Degree of difficulty or tariff — a measure of each dive and it’s used to determine the final score

Entry — the point in a dive in which the diver makes contact with the water

Execution — the carrying out of the dive where the diver will be looking to maintain good control

Forward dive — the diver faces forwards and rotates forwards away from the board

Inward dive — the diver begins with back to the water and rotates toward the board after take-off.

Pike — the diver bends their body forward at the waist, legs are straight and the toes are pointed

Platform or firm board — the solid diving board from which competitors dive

Reverse dive — the diver faces forwards and rotates backwards towards the board.

Somersault — a move that involves a complete rotation of the body with the heels over the head

Springboard — a flexible diving board that adds to the diver’s own spring on take-off

Straight — a position in which body is straight from head to toe, with the feet together, and the toes pointed

Synchronised diving — two divers of the same gender perform the same or complementary dives from the same level board at the same time — the aim being to execute their dive in a similar fashion to the other

Take-off — the moment at which the diver lifts from the board or platform to begin execution of the dive

Tower — the entire diving platform structure

Tuck — a position in which the diver bends their knees, bringing or ‘tucking’ the knees and thighs closer to the chest and heels toward the buttocks

Twisting dive — any dive that includes a twist, whether forward, backward, reverse or inward

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For full article:  Glossary Of Diving Terms

For more information about the Diving program at Purchase, or to enroll, visit our Diving camp page today. 

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For Divers

Springboards and More shares some strengths that requires no talent but they are attributes that almost every successful athlete possesses:

  1. Respectful of time
  2. Good work ethic
  3. Puts forth best effort
  4. Positive body language
  5. Energy
  6. Good  attitude
  7. Exudes passion
  8. Being Coach-able
  9. Doing Extra
  10. Being Prepared

Check out these Olympic Diving tips:

 

 

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For full article:  TEN THINGS THAT REQUIRE ZERO TALENT

For more information about Diving camp at Purchase, or to enroll, visit our Diving camp page, today.

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A Moment in the Life of Future Stars’ Campers

Welcome to “2019 Camper Moments”!  Even though our summer camp has ended, we will continue to feature campers from a variety of camps at Purchase on Wednesdays.  Please contact us with any requests to know more about Future Stars Camps at: purchase@fscamps.com

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Meet veteran Future Stars Diving camper, Noam.

Farah:  Hi Noam, it’s nice to meet you.  So, how long have you been attending Future Stars camps?

Noam:  Well, for a long time I went to the Tennis summer camp at St. Joseph’s Long Island and then I started diving and I thought maybe I should do the diving camp here!

Farah: Do you have siblings? Do they also go to Future Stars camps?

Noam:  Yes, I have a younger sister and an older brother. My sister doesn’t but my older brother attends the Long Island Tennis camp.

Farah: What camp are you in this week?

Noam:  I’m in Diving camp. This is my 3rd week.

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Farah: I heard you say that you did tennis camp out on long island. Did you try any other programs?

Noam:  No I did not, just the diving and tennis.

Farah: ​What have you been working on this week in diving?

Noam:  Well, I did my double front. Last week, I was working on my inward double but I just got here this week, so I really didn’t have time to work on it. I have to take time to warm up for a day or so before I can do my hard dives.

Farah: What is your favorite part of this week so far?

Noam:  I like how there are so many kids, I make a lot of friends here and I see a lot of people that I already know. It’s really fun. When you dive during the year it’s all about diving but here it’s about  learning and having fun, and I like that!

Farah:  What are you most looking forward to this week?

Noam:  I heard there is a carnival on Thursday – I’m really looking forward to that!

Farah:  Do you have a favorite counselor?

Noam:  I do not because all of the counselors are just so good.

 

Farah:  Is there someone that you look up to or admire?

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Noam:  Tom Daley, he’s a diver and Greg Louganis.

Farah:  Why do you admire them?

Noam:  Because they are very good athletes, and they persevered and achieved.

Farah:  What are some of your hobbies?

Noam:  I like to read, I like to do stuff. I dive during the year and I do it a lot so I usually don’t have that much time to do other stuff. 

Farah:  What is the best part of being a kid?

Noam:  You don’t have to worry about stuff and you can just have fun.

Farah:  What grade are you going into?

Noam:  I’m going into 5th.

Farah:  What do you most enjoy about school?

Noam:  I love learning about new things.

Farah:  What do you want to be when you grow up?

Noam:  I would like to be a doctor, specifically a geneticist. And I may want to be a diver as well.

Farah:  How did you figure out that you wanted to be a geneticist specifically?

Noam:  My mom is doctor and I was thinking about what I want to be and how interesting it would be. 

Farah:  Is your mom a geneticist?

Noam:  No, she’s a doctor, she does some genetics but is not a geneticist, but I thought it was super interesting!

Farah:  That is super interesting! For my last question – What is your favorite memory from camp?

Noam:  It would have to be when I was outside on the trampoline with all of my friends jumping! It was super fun!

Farah:  Nice to meet you Noam, and hope to see you next year creating more fun Future Stars memories!

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For more information about Diving camp at Purchase, or to enroll, visit our Diving camp page, today.

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Things to Think About as a Beginner Diver

RealBuzz.com shares tips for beginner platform and springboard divers.  Here are some things for you to consider:

  • progress gradually – work on sitting dives, then kneeling dives, then crouching dives and then standing dives
  • use dry land diving equipment to prepare yourself and and improve your techniques safely such as trampolines, stretching mats, etc.
  • be streamlined when you dive by ensuring your hands enter the water first and extend your legs behind you
  • never stop practicing board work and takeoffs as there is always room for improvement and they help prevent injuries
  • incorporate the age appropriate gym routines to your training and strengthen your wrists, neck, shoulders, etc.

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For full article:  Tips for Platform And Springboard Diving Beginners

For more information about Diving camp at Purchase, or to enroll, visit our Diving camp page, today.

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