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book coverFUNDAMENTALS OF SPRINGBOARD DIVING

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by BETTY J. VICKERS

1st ed., April 1989, 64 pages, $10.95  Review Cart
ISBN 978-0-89641-183-8

 

This book provides straight-forward instruction to assist the novice in the performance of basic fundamentals of springboard diving. Diving from a springboard is both an exhilarating and fearful experience. The instruction is specifically designed to avoid injury as the novice learns and masters each skill.

CONTENTS

Chapter 1: APPROACH AND USE OF THE BOARD
The Fulcrum
The Forward Approach
The Standing Approach

Chapter 2: POSITIONS IN FLIGHT
The Tuck Position
The Pike Position
The Straight Position
The Free Position
The Flight of a Dive

Chapter 3: BASIC DIVES
The Forward Dive
The Back Dive
The Reverse Dive
The Inward Dive
The Half Twist

Chapter 4: SOMERSAULTING DIVES
Forward Somersaults
Back Somersaults
Reverse Somersaults
Inward Somersaults
Conclusion

Chapter 5: USING THE HIGH BOARD
The Angle of Entry
Continuous Rotation of a Fall
Delaying the Action

Chapter 6: SCORING
Evaluation Principles
Diving Safety
Deficiencies

ADDITIONAL READINGS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Betty J. Vickers is a Professor of Physical Education at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Betty received her Ed.D. from Brigham Young University. She has trained with world-renowned divers and several Olympic gold medalists. Among her honors and awards, Betty was the National AAU Synchronized Swimming Solo Champion from 1957-1959.


 

 

 

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