“I’d like to introduce you to the world of diving from the boards”
Learn Diving. Why appealing? Meet Lani and Celie – Dive in!
LEARN DIVING. CONTENTS OF A LIGHT HEARTED AND SIMPLE GUIDE FOR WATER BABES! Once as the little book, the Chapters this time follow Leilani aka Lani and Celie through their learning process below. The list of contents display the continuity, But still not quite the same as reading a book from the shelf. But it’s fun nevertheless!
THESE LINKS BELOW LEAD TO THE CHAPTERS/POSTS 1 – 21 If you have time just click onto any of these titles below. They reveal the diving world, written as if talking to Lani and Celie.
Written specially for you and friends
What IS diving?
You want to dive? – good diving decision
So where do you start? what happens?
Mum and Dads role – important members of your team
Your diving coach – your other half!
About the diving boards – low to high
Hidden talents cheeky techniques! – and some diving aids
Diving techiques – showing ’em
Diving stepping stones – the way forward
Turning directions from the board. Diving groups?
The handstand dives – a special group
What are the body positions? – turning faster or slower in the air
FINA What’s the degree of difficulty? – the value given to each dive
How you can score higher than – your cleverer opponent! Ah…
The dive numbers – a language to understand whichever country
The competition team of diving officials – who are they?
The recorders & dive sheets – they calculate you are the winner!
Hurdling towards the heights! – Competition structure
Synchronized diving – a spectacular event to thrill
Cliff diving. A few more steps to climb!
A little picture collation from the posts
Learn diving “So Dive in” was first written 1990 as a little book and accepted by the ASA. It was used for the “World Start Programme” at the time. Revised now to online format.
The above chapters/posts it will give you an over view of our favourite sport. They explain the judging system and the scoring system, plus who are responsible for the competitive angle of the sport.
A few progressions are talked about re both in your build up and into, and through the competition levels.
I hope when you sit comfortably at home and watch the top divers of the world performing the intricate movements from the boards and into their “rip” entries this little insight will help you understand the “ins and outs more.” Learn diving!
“Lani and Celie took their Mum to the diving pool
Mum thought they were acting so cool
Cause they always said they wanted to dive
and for that,their Mum was filled with pride.
Lani and Celie looked across to the very high board,
From which they watched divers that flew and soared.
They watched bounciest boards pressed down and up,
Watched boys and girls, with perfect run up
Flying forwards, backwards… whichever which way,
Showing different turns and shapes… come what may
Sliding into the water without a single splash
Oh goodness me they gasped “what panache”
The girls so wanted to join in all the fun
To join a club simply had to be done
Soon Lani and Celie will become part of a diving club
To acquire new friends and skills within this hub
Who knows they might become champs one day
One thing is for sure, they’ll find a way!”