The HIstory of Diving

Brief History

When diving first started, the dive began on the moment you hit the water. Since then they now judge the leaping off the board, your position in the air, and the splash you make in the water. In the first dive competition the board, which was a platform at the time, was averaging about six feet off the water. Not to much could be done or with good form so the dives were pretty sloppy.
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The Evolution Of Diving

In 1895 high diving became very popular. The National Graceful Diving Competition began and divers were diving from 15 to 30 feet. In the late 1890s Otto Hangborg went to London to introduce fancy diving. When the divers first started doing fancy diving judges were surprised so they scored them very well. Divers were struggling off platforms, so the idea of springboards emerged. The first spring board was introduced in the 1904 olympics, which allowed divers to get more height on the jumps off of a lower board.

Darian schmidt

Darian schmidt started diving when he was just 14 years old but quit when he was a freshman in highschool. His parents encouraged him to start back and he was convinced. He was being coached by Mark Lenzi, who is an olympic champion, which just made Darian work twice as hard. In his career he has placed worse than 10th only a little more than a handful of times.

Amy Cozad

Amy began diving at a young 11 years old, and has not stopped yet. She currently trains 5 hours a day 5 days a week. Over the 2013-2014 season she decided to go to FLA. and assistant coach. Amy has been very beneficial to the USA dive team. Some of her accomplishments are she is a 2015 world championship team member. She placed sixth on a 10 meter platform (which is equivalent to about 30 feet).

Impact on society

Diving attracts a lot of attention in the olympic games. So it can gather a large crowd and make lots of money. To be honest diving does not really have a big impact on the economy besides the fact that it brings in money