Cirque – Tramp wall + H Bar + shark infested pool

 #OneNightforOneDrop is an annual event where Cirque du Soleil and special guests donate their talent in support of One Drop – an international, non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to safe water. 💧

… TUNE IN March 16 at 8/7c to catch the full CBS TV broadcast! 

Click PLAY or watch one act on Facebook.

gymnastics coach Phil Savage to Tennessee diving

Hall of fame gymnastics coach Phil Savage has joined the Tennessee diving program as a volunteer assistant coach …

Savage founded the Knoxville Gymnastics Training Center, now Premier Athletics, in 1982 and went on to lead the club to 34 consecutive state men’s titles. He coached 15 junior national champions and six national team members. …

In 2014, he was honored with the Frank Cumisky Award, USA Gymnastics highest coaching award.


We had a diving team train at our Gymnastics club for 2 years, back in the day. Physical preparation and trampoline. It was a good fit.

the future of high diving

Check this short video by Joey Zuber explaining high diving.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

As a gymnast I prefer to see athletes landing feet first rather than head first. Seems to me the risk of injury is reduced.

High diving has been designated a sport separate from regular diving by FINA. High divers have achieved speeds of descent of 96 kilometres per hour (60 mph). …

Thanks Tom.

Olympic platform diving short film

Director Brian Blum’s Blood and Water … works because it feels surprisingly authentic, especially for a student short. Starring 2016 Olympic silver medalist, Steele Johnson, it’s a film that that never seems like it’s pretending. Its portrayal of both the sport and the emotions behind it feel real, the details are precise. Even the accident that sets the film into motion is shown in clear and unsettlingly specific detail. …

Short of the Week

Click PLAY or watch it on Vimeo. (Accident is shown early on. Intense. I’m not impressed with coach Mom.)

Tom Trapp sends us the link … but wishes it was a better film with a better title.

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.