Springboard and Platform Diving/diving gear


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Hello , I was wondering if you could tell me why male divers have not changed from wearing  the small speedo style suits to that of the Jaked  full body suit like the one in the picture , many thanks.

The suit you have pictured was designed for swimmers to be able to move faster through the water. Divers would not use a suit like this because they are too tight fitting and would restrict their movement.  A suit like this on a diver would make it more difficult to quickly get into a tuck or pike position. Anytime a suit goes below the knees the ability to get into a tuck position is greatly inhibited. It is also the wrong look for a diver. As a judge, I can tell you that when a male diver wears a suit other than what is the norm (a Speedo style suit)it is unattractive and takes away from the divers appearance. They are also very expensive. These are the reasons why you most likely will not see an advanced competitive diver wear this type of Jaked suit. This style is more suited to a recreational level diver.

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I can answer any questions pertaining to all levels of springboard and platform diving including : beginner lessons, intermediate, advanced, high school, Junior Olympic, AAU, Masters (Adult), Collegiate and Senior diving. Questions about training, technique, competitions, dryland training including trampoline and dry board.I can answer questions about how to judge/referee diving events.Also questions about how run, direct and administrate all different types of diving meets from novice events through Olympic Trials.I am also available as a consultant and expert witness for legal cases involving diving. I cannot answer questions about swimming (how to dive off a starting block) or SCUBA diving.


3 time U.S. Diving National Team Coach. Coached World, International and National Junior Olympic individual and team champions. Collegiate level experience (Junior College and Division I).Chairman, U. S. Diving Region 10 and Northern California Diving Associations. Professional diving referee, judge and meet director including U.S. Diving Junior and Senior Nationals, National Qualifying events and Division I collegiate events including the 2010 Men's NCAA Division I Diving Championships. Head Referee for the Big 12 and ACC Conference Diving Championships.Competition Director for past NCAA Men's Division I Nationals and numerous Pac 10 Conference Championships.In 2010, attended the FINA Junior Olympic World Diving Championships to take the International Judging Certification Class which was successfull completed.

U.S. Diving. AAU Diving. Professional Diving Coaches Association. FINA.

B.S. in Recreation and California Teaching Credential in Physical Education/Aquatics. U.S. Diving Safety Certified Coach.

Awards and Honors
U.S. Diving National Award of Excellence. Northern California Diving Association Coach of the Year. U.S. Diving Region 10 Coach of the Year

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