apparatus to simulate diving on dry land

How does it work?

  • Athlete wears a body harness that attaches to the middle of the mechanism
  • The athlete is secured tightly around the waist and close to the bar
  • The athlete completes the number of flips required for the dive
  • The athlete then holds at the vertical position and the spotter stops the wheel

Divers’ secret weapon

Click the image to see it at work with coach Joel Rodriguez at the New South Wales Institute of Sport in Australia.

Thanks Tom.

Montreal 2017 Coaching Symposium

In conjunction with World Championships 2017 an excellent acrobatic sports symposium was hosted October 5-8th.

I wish coach education was a part of Worlds every year.

Merci beaucoup Guy Lavoie, principle organizer.

CA Guy Lavoie

Three streams to choose from: Sport Science & Health, Technical workshops and Gymnastics for All. 

Over coming weeks, I’ll be posting notes from the sessions I attended.

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overcoming fear

Swedish filmmakers Maximilien Van Aertryck and Axel Danielson paid 67 people $30 to climb to the top of a ten meter (33 foot) high dive for the very first time all while being filmed. Would they decide to jump?

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I’ve taken boys to the 10m tower in the past. All jumped. I jumped. But it is scary.

We can challenge kids similarly in the Gym jumping into the pit.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Tom Daley world 10m champion

NEWS in Diving is when the Chinese favourite does not win the Gold. Team China is incredibly dominant in this sport.

Tom Daley won the 2009 FINA World Championionship 10m at the age of 15. And he’s won it again age 23.

Click PLAY or watch it on Facebook.

He and partner Grace Reid were silver in synchro springboard, as well.

Trampoline to Diving

Gymnastics to Diving? That’s quite common.

But a former national level Trampolinist Krysta Palmer just won a medal at the World Championships.

She was a two-time NCAA All-American diver.

On Tuesday, the 25-year-old earned a bronze medal in the mixed 3-meter/10-meter team event at the FINA World Championships. Paired with David Dinsmore, the duo combined to score 395.90 points on six dives. …

The medal was the first for Team USA in the 2017 meet and the first in the event in the country’s history. …

RGJ

Thank Tom Trapp for the link.

proposed – High Diving a demonstration sport in Tokyo

High diving, mixed synchronised swimming, basketball 3×3 and BMX freestyle are among at least 25 extra events and disciplines in 15 sports proposed for inclusion at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. …

(in addition to) the five additional sports added last year to the programme just for Tokyo 2020: baseball and softball, karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing. …

Inside the Games

Thanks Tom.