By Coach Randy Wouters
This year, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy welcomed its first diving coach to the athletic department, Mr. Randy Wouters. While HT students have participated in competitive diving in the past, the school has never before had the benefit of having a diving coach on staff. Coach Wouters shares some insight into this fascinating sport below:
Diving is a sport that seems to gain moderate attention during the summer Olympics, but is happening year-round in nearly every country of the world. And no, we’re not talking about SCUBA diving. Springboard and platform diving have been around since the 1880s and have changed considerably over the years due to equipment upgrades and sport-specific training.
Diving is said to be the cousin of gymnastics, since many of the same flips and twists are performed from various heights. If you watched any of the Rio Olympic diving, you will have seen just how far the sport has come. Athletes are now pushing the boundaries of human physical limitations, doing dives such as the front 4.5 somersault from the 3-meter springboard and the 10-meter tower – which is the height of a 3- story building! Continue reading High School Diving Takes Special Form of Athleticism, Discipline