Diving from high diving boards and platforms
Hey! I'm Martina and I want to show you my favorite sport. Come with me! I do not need more.
Do you already know what my sport is? Yes indeed, we are in the pool. Do you think it's swimming? Well... not quite. But you are on the right track because we are all good swimmers.
Here's another clue. During the warm up we use all our muscles. And we practice our balance. And one last hint: none of us is afraid of heights!
For my sport you have to concentrate well. And being able to move well is also important.
And the last clue: don't be afraid of heights! Do you already know? Yes! It's diving! Off the diving board!
We practice on the diving boards of 1 meter and 3 meters high.
Making a jump is great fun, but it can also be very difficult at times. You have to practice diving well. Would you like to try it too? The best is yet to come.
One day we may jump from the very highest diving board. It is actually not a plank but a fixed concrete platform of a tower. We start with the tower at a height of five meters. The higher it is, the more careful we are. And then from the tower at SEVEN meters! We can't wait to jump off the tallest tower, which is ten meters high! From this tower it almost feels like we are flying. Did you know that diving has been part of the Olympics for 100 years? Yet the sport is not very well known. That's why I wanted to show you. I hope you enjoy every jump in the water too. Like me!
Check out how it goes on the next video from NPO (click on the link)
Fun facts about diving
Thanks to Marije Merckens, who made a video for a school project in the period January / February 2011 with a clear explanation of what the sport of diving actually entails.
In the video she gives a clear picture of, for example, the preparation for the training, an explanation of the diving codes used and the materials and techniques used.
The video below gives a good idea of what diving actually is and is worth watching, especially if you are interested in practicing this sport yourself. For current practitioners, the explanation of the internationally used diving codes is certainly recommended.
Have fun watching this video.
Promotional film sports prize 2015 (Jakub Gallery)
Jakub Galary (Polish Nationality) lived there at the time and because he had become Dutch Champion in 2015, a promotional film was shot to be shown on the evening where the Sports Prizes were awarded.
Meanwhile, Jakub has stopped diving.