Common Diving Terms
The terms below are often used by divers and coaches to describe dives.
Starting position back to the water, rotation backwards.
Starting position facing water, rotation forwards.
Starting position back to water, jump backward with forward rotation.
Starting position facing water, jump forward with backward rotation.
When body has completed a rotation of 360 degrees either forward or backward.
Any skills performed that incorporate a twist.
When feet are flat and not pointed
When entry into the water has a large splash
When diver has excessive bend in back
Feet first entries when arms are bent at the elbows
Excessive forward or backward starting angle
When the finishing point exceeds the vertical line of entry i.e. the legs will flop over
When the dive has incomplete rotation on finish and has the tendency to be flat. Body does not reach the vertical line of entry
When entry has no splash