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The Learning Cycle – Springboard Diving

The Learning Cycle   Above is the typical learning progression of an athlete.  The athlete starts with no diving experience, and then they attend some practices.  The athlete learns some skills and the progress is evident (Period 1-4).  After some time of steady growth, the athlete will plateau, and progress will not be so evident …

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Diving Tip of the Week: Training the Proper Diving Takeoff Position

While divers are waiting in line for their next turn, they can practice the “squat”, followed by the full “arm-swing” and then a push up with the legs to a “straight position”. Here’s how: First, have the diver practice sitting like they are sitting in a chair up against the wall with their arms up. …

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Ilich Marcano and Daniel Matalon at the Mariner’s Game Looking for Felix Hernandez!

Why would Daniel and Ilich be looking for Felix Hernandez, the famous Mariner’s pitcher? Because Felix and Ilich grew up in the same town in Venezuela! Wearing his Venezuela Olympic Jacket from the Olympics in 2012, Ilich is proud of what two home town boys have done in the world of sports and how they both …

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