Diving can be a daunting experience for those who are diving into the swimming pool for the first time - even for confident swimmers. But once you have the hang of it, it's fun for leisure and quick for racing. Here we have 3 easy stages to help you get the basic of diving off of pool side.
Take a seat on the edge of the pool with your legs in the water. Your feet and knees can be together or slightly apart. Hold a streamline position with your arms above your head and hands gripped tightly together. Roll forward into the water, arms first and lift in your hips. Keep your head down between your arms to prevent a belly flop.
Kneel on pool side with one knee close to the pool edge, gripping with your toes. the toes on your rear foot need to be tucked under to give the platform to push into the water. Arms are held in the streamline position. Roll forward and overbalance into the water. As you come into contact with the water, stretch out to glide under the water.
Hold a lunge position on pool side with one foot gripping the edge of the pool, and one stretched behind. Stretch your arms out in front in the streamline position ready for entry. As your body over balances into the water, your rear leg should lift and then stretch your body out to glide.
So the top tips for learning to dive are:
Make sure there is plenty of space around you on poolside and no one in the water in your diving area.
Keep your head tucked in between your arms and squeeze your ears to prevent the infamous belly flop.
Grip the edge of the swimming pool hard with your toes to prevent you slipping off the edge and into the water.
So that's learning to dive! Thanks for watching and don't forget to check out our other advice videos and online swim store at simplyswim.com.
For more videos visit us on Youtube