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?


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. …


Thank Tom Trapp for the link.

Montreal 2017 National Symposium

In conjunction with World Championships 2017 an acrobatic sports symposium has been scheduled October 5-8th. (4 days)

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

Organized by Guy Lavoie, I know it’s going to be good.

Speakers include Hardy Fink, Keith Russell, Carol Angela Orchard, Peggy Liddick, Josée Cyr and a number of top sport scientists. This event is a flashback to the excellent symposium hosted in conjunction with 1985 Worlds Montreal.

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If you are looking for something different than the for profit, predictable USAG Congress events, consider this alternative.

Two pricing options:

Package 1: Montreal 2017 National Symposium $325 CAD ($240 US) + taxes

Package 2: Montreal 2017 National Symposium & tickets for the finals on Oct. 6 to 8 $405 CAD ($300 US) + taxes

Registration details.

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.

Russian Swing diving

The House of Dancing Water is a water-based stage production written and directed by Franco Dragone. … premiered in September 2010. …

At the center of the theatre is a 3.7 million-gallon pool. Eleven automated stage lifts that fit neatly together can be raised a meter above the water’s surface or dropped seven meters below it, creating a pool deep enough for a diver to leap from a 24-meter-high platform. …

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Thanks Kelly.