How do I start?
THUNDER BAY – SPORTS – You can start by trying our FREE Diving session this Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Canada Games Complex.
What is Diving?
You jump or dive into the water from the springboard or solid platform at various range of heights while getting your body into a range of dizzying positions.
“Did you know a diver typically burns nearly 200 calories per hour”
In competitive and recreational diving there are two different types of diving boards used. First, we have the springboard or bouncy board, divers launch into the water from a height of either 1m or 3m. In Platform diving, you start from a solid board which is either 3m, 5m, 7.5m or 10m from the surface.
What makes up a dive? Good question. Each dive is split into three parts – the take-off or launch can either be frontward facing or backward facing, the flight is a combination of up-to-four different body positions as you’re going down towards the water and lastly the entry is how the diver enters the water.
Is Diving it for me?
You’ll obviously need to be comfortable flying in the air. Knowing how to swim is also a must! If you enjoy heights, the rush of adrenaline, want to stay physically active, flexible and want to learn tricks, then diving is for you. If you ever took a gymnastics class and looking for a wet landing then diving is for you. After all, diving got its origin from member gymnasts starting their tumbling routines as a kind of water gymnastics.
Don’t fret, water gymnastic will come later in the session first you can practice on dry land using crash mats and trampolines at the Complex while being guided by certified coaches.
So, if you are ready to make a splash – come on out and give it a try for FREE, and no experience is necessary.
Here are a couple of ways to pre-register