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Diving is one of the most exciting sports in the world. It involves leaping and springing into water, while trying to perfect a series of perfect body positions. But it is also very strictly controlled. If you want to learn more, or just discover some fascinating facts about the sport then read on….

If you ve ever watch a diving competition you will have seen the strength, flexibility and courage of the divers. You may have also noticed that some divers perform different dives.

Despite this variety, the sport, and all the dives within it, are based on four distinct body positions:

  • Straight is where the body is kept in a fluid line, not being bent at the hips or knees.
  • Pike is where the body is bent at the hips but not the knees.
  • Tuck involves the body being bunched up tightly with the hands on the lower legs and
  • Free is only for twisting dives and can be a combination of at least two of the other positions. So a diver can bend their legs or bend their hips without being penalised



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