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examples of dives click to hear : examples of dives

There are some 90 different dives that are distinguished by their start position, their form in flight and the figure presented (somersault, twist).
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forward three-and-a-half somersault tuck reverse dive with a twist forward somersault with a twist flight height of the dive entry leg position arm position

forward three-and-a-half somersault tuck click to hear : forward three-and-a-half somersault tuck

Dive started in the forward position; during flight, three and one-half rotations are executed in a tucked position and the water is entered head first.

reverse dive with a twist click to hear : reverse dive with a twist

Dive started in reverse position; the athlete then executes a body spin and enters the water head first.

forward somersault with a twist click to hear : forward somersault with a twist

Dive started with a run-up walk in the forward position; the diver then executes a forward body spin and enters the water feet first.

flight click to hear : flight

Part of the dive between the start and the entry; whatever the type of dive chosen, the diver must demonstrate suppleness, elegance and fluidity.

height of the dive click to hear : height of the dive

Elevation attained during takeoff; it must be sufficient enough for the diver to complete the series of planned movements.

entry click to hear : entry

Final part of the dive, the moment when the diver enters the water.

leg position click to hear : leg position

While in flight, the feet must be together and the toes extended, regardless of the type of dive.

arm position click to hear : arm position

Depending on the type of dive, the arms may be stretched along the body, toward the feet, over the head or by the sides.