Duke Diving

A short little clip for diving Friday of the Duke University diving team. All the divers are doing a fantastic job of making all the dives look easy and simple. The easier the dive looks, the better the technique and set up are to get into the dive. All great dives start with a great take off, the diver has to be right on the end of the board, perfectly balanced and not to far forward or back on the board. The head, arms and shoulders all need to be upright and looking forward. Your arms dictate the direction of the dive, if your arms are up usually the dive will go up. However if your arms are pointing forward than more than likely your dive will go forward and push away from the board. You do get judged by the distance from the board and the further away you are the lower scores you will receive. You want to be close to the board but not scary close to where the judges cringe, flinch and completely miss your dive. Usually around the 2 to 3 foot range which is A LOT harder than you may think. Happy Friday and have a great weekend.

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