Springboard and Platform Diving

Author: Huber, Jeff
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492520314
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Endorsed by USA Diving, Springboard and Platform Diving breaks down the phases of each dive while providing expert instruction to improve performance. The book includes high-quality photos, mental strategies, and numerous drills, and worksheets, making it the ideal resource for divers and coaches alike.

Springboard and Platform Diving

Author: Ronald F. O'Brien
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736043786
Format: PDF, ePub
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Inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1988, Ron O'Brien coached two-time Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis and many others during his extensive reign as the U.S. Olympic team's head diving coach. Now, in the latest edition of Springboard & Platform Diving, the best-known diving coach in the United States shares new information and training plans never before published. Along with a wealth of technical instruction, Springboard & Platform Divinggives you the fundamentals of the sport. O'Brien shows you how to plan for the training year and adapt the six-week peaking-for-competition program he used for training champion athletes. From solid fundamentals to fine-tuned movements that add aesthetic appeal for judges, O'Brien describes each type of dive in detail. He augments his instruction with numerous sequential illustrations that highlight the best and most current technical elements of each dive. A special boardwork checklist will help coaches and divers pinpoint deficient skills. Springboard & Platform Divingprovides readers inside information once exclusively reserved for the world's best. This book is a one-of-a-kind blueprint for diving success, written by the best coach in the sport.

Ron O Brien s Diving for Gold

Author: Ronald F. O'Brien
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
ISBN: 9780880114486
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This comprehensive reference book for diving coaches, swim coaches, and divers contains information on the 1- and 3-meter springboards and the 5-, 7 1/2- and 10-meter platforms, and presents O'Brien's winning formula for constructing a diver's forward approach. 174 illustrations.

Diving Dream to Olympic Team

Author: Simone Russell
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440135770
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Diving Dream to Olympic Team is the fascinating story of 1968 Olympic diver Keith Russell. At the age of 20, Keith was the youngest athlete ever named the world's best diver by an international poll of coaches. Sports Illustrated named him to win the gold medal at the 1968 Olympics, where he was the only American to qualify in both the springboard and platform events. But the controversial platform finals proved to be more of a test of inner strength than athletic skill. By the time he retired from competition after the 1976 Olympic Trials, Keith was a six-time National Champion, World University Games Champion, and World Championship medalist. Since his retirement from diving, Keith has been coaching and grooming national champions and Olympians. The former President of the United States Professional Diving Coaches Association, Inc., Keith coached the U.S. National Teams at the 1999 and 2001 World Student University Games. He recently represented the United States at the 2008 Beijing Olympics as the only American diving judge. This is a feel-good story that will leave readers deeply satisfied and uplifted as they learn about one man's incredible struggles and astonishing achievements in one of the world's favorite sports.

Olympic Swimming and Diving

Author: Greg Kehm
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781404209701
Format: PDF, Docs
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A history of swimming and diving as Olympic events includes short biographies of the stars of the sports, including Johnny Weissmuller, Greg Louganis, and Mark Phelps.

Dive Smack

Author: Demetra Brodsky
Publisher: Tor Teen
ISBN: 0765396955
Format: PDF
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Theo Mackey only remembers one thing for certain about the fire that killed his mother: he lit the match. A school family history project causes new memories to surface that make Theo question what he really knows about his family, the night of the fire, and if he can trust anyone--including himself.

The Techniques of Springboard Diving

Author: Charles Batterman
Publisher: MIT Press (MA)
ISBN: 9780262520430
Format: PDF
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This is the first book on diving to progress beyond the beginner's stage. although open to the beginner, it will come into full use in the hands of the advanced performer and his coach. A careful balance is maintained between encouraging the instinctive response ("The truth of the matter is that good divers do the natural and correct thing -- despite coaching!") and encouraging the diver to act in accordance with basic physical principles that are instilled so deeply they become second nature to him.The author abjures the folklore of traditional diving instruction in favor of an approach solidly based on the science of mechanics. Such concepts as the moment of inertia and the conservation of angular momentum are simply and graphically explained. This is by no means empty scientific bravado -- in giving the diver a genuine knowledge of why certain motions produce certain results, the book will impart more confidence than a mere set of precepts telling him what to do.All the main groups of dives are covered in separate chapters. The "saving of dives," an essential development of modern diving, is treated, and there is a chapter on the judging of diving. The book is profusely illustrated with drawings and photographs, including for the first time stroboscopic movie action shots (each frame at 1/100,000 of a second) of current National and Olympic champions.

Breaking the Surface

Author: Greg Louganis
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402250026
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is a new edition of Greg Louganis's 1995 #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography and Literary Guild Selection. It is the unflinchingly honest first-person account of a man breaking free of a lifetime of silence and isolation. Born to a young Samoan father and Northern European mother, and adopted at nine months, Greg began diving at age nine, and at sixteen won a silver medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. But despite his astonishing athletic skill, Greg struggled with late-detected dyslexia, prejudice toward his dark skin coloring and anguish over his homosexuality, which he felt compelled to hide. Being in the spotlight intensified his difficulties with relationships and substance abuse. However, Louganis went on to win double gold medals at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics. His triumph at the 1988 Olympics came several months after he tested positive for HIV. This is the haunting, searingly candid story of the world's greatest diver. This new edition includes a new foreword.

Greater Than Gold

Author: David Boudia
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718078799
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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One of America’s most heralded young divers, David Boudia twice went for Olympic gold, training obsessively and whole-heartedly for success. In his first Olympics, he failed miserably, not winning a single medal. Four years later saw a different story: he mounted the podium twice, winning both gold and bronze. The difference? In the intervening years, he’d changed the focus of his quest from seeking glory for himself to giving glory to God. In Greater Than Gold, Boudia provides a behind-the-scenes access to the rarefied world of world-class athletics while also showing readers that when they place their hope in God, they receive what they’ve been seeking all along.