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Diving consists of a diver jumping from a springboard or platform and performing acrobatic manoeuvres before entering into water. The depth of the water in modern diving pools varies between 3 and 6 metres.
Springboards are at heights of 1m or 3m. They are 5m long and are usually made from aluminium. There is an adjustable fulcrum which allows the diver to control the amount of spring in the board.
Platforms can be at heights of 3m, 5m, 7.5m or 10m. They can be made of concrete or steel, covered with a non-
Dives are sorted into 6 groups:
Rotation is the forward or backward movement of the dive. A simple dive is half-
Dives may be performed in three different body positions:
In twisting dives, a combination of these shapes may be shown. This is described as the 'free' position.