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EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE EXPERIENCE MAKES

"Knowing how to dive can be worth more
than gold. It can be worth your life"



Olympic Gold Medalist
Greg Louganis on diving


Greg Louganis urges each and every one to follow
these safety rules and urge your friends to follow
them as well. Because no one wants to end up in a
wheelchair for the rest of their life or end up
without a life at all.

Some Do's and Don'ts of Diving:



Do's

 

DO know the water depth before you dive.
DO plan your dive path.
DO be sure there are no submerged obstacles or surface objects.
DO hold your head up, arms up, and steer up with your hands.
DO practice carefully before you dive in.
DO swim and dive with a "buddy."
DO test the diving board for its spring before using.
DO remember that when you dive down, you must steer up.
DO keep your dives simple.

 



Don'ts

  DON'T dive into an aboveground pool or into the shallow
end of a pool. Nine of ten diving injuries occur in six
feet of water or less.
DON'T dive off the side of a diving board -- dive straight ahead.
DON'T dive from the edge across the narrow part of a pool without
having at least 25 feet of clear dive path in front of you.
DON'T run and dive. That can give you the same impart as a dive
from a board.
DON'T do a back dive.
DON'T try fancy dives or dives with a straight vertical entry.
DON'T dive at or through objects such as innertubes.
DON'T put diving equipment on a pool that wasn't designed for it.
DON'T dive from retaining walls, ladders, slides or other pool
equipment.
DON'T swim or dive alone.
DON'T drink and dive. The slowing effects of alcohol or drugs .........
on reaction times can be extremely dangerous in diving.
 



The correct way to dive in a swimming pool.



THINK AHEAD


Once you've started your dive, you don't have time to think.
Know the depth of the water. Plan your dive path. Never dive
where you don't know the water depth or where there may be
hidden obstructions.

STEER UP

When you dive down, you must be ready to steer up. As you enter
the water, your arms must be extented over your head, hands
flat and aiming up. Hold your head up and arch your back. This
way, your whole body helps you steer up, away from the bottom.



Plan a shallow dive, immediately steering up. Don't try the
straight vertical-entry dives you see in competition. These
dives take a long time to slow down and must be done only after
careful training and in pools designed for competitive diving.

HEAD AND HANDS UP

Your extended arms and hands not only help you to steer up to
the surface, they can also protect your head. If a diver's head
hits bottom, major injury to neck and spine can result. So always
remember, head and hands up!

CONTROL YOUR DIVE

Sometimes divers lose control through improper use of hands and arms.
Practice holding your arms extended, hands flat and tipped up. Like
learning to swim or ride a bicycle, you have to learn to make the
right moves automatically. Carefully rehearse the proper diving
techniques before you dive.


" Diving is a sport that almost everyone can enjoy, either
as a participant or as a spectator. But, as with every other sport
injuries can spoil the fun for everyone. So to get the most pleasure
from diving and to avoid serious injuries, don't take needless risks.
And learn some basic rules for safe diving. "

-- "Greg Louganis "











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Southern NY and Eastern Pa.

Please call us at
732-297-1362
for more information

Or email us at
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[ Introduction ]
[ Pool Inspection for the Home buyer ]
[ Pool Inspection FAQ ] [ Winter Inspection Information ]
[ Selling Your Home With A Pool ] [ Pricing & Sign-up Form ]
[
Safety ] [ Diving Do's & Don'ts ] [ Emergency Help ]
[ Pool Covers ] [ Maintenance ] [ Beppu Mineral Salts ]
[ A Commentary by Stephen Toff ] [ Contact Us ]



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