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HOW TO DO A RACING DIVE Kate Chialastri English 393 Section 401 May 2010
Background At the start of a race swimmers line up on the blocks. The starter calls the swimmers to take their marks then go. The start is the most crucial part of the race.
Audience Anyone can learn to do a racing dive. Swimmers work for years to perfect it.
What you will need Have a well fitting bathing suit The pool must be deep Plenty of time Goggles are not required but an added bonus
Swimmers Step Up Rise to the blocks. Place toes of one foot on the edge of the block. Place the other foot shoulder width apart and one foot behind the front foot. Bend at the waist and at the knees and relax.
Take Your Marks Grab the tip of the block with both hands Lean forward on the block tensing every muscle as you do so Hold and wait for the signal to go
Go Push off with legs while releasing the hands grip on the block
Go Continue pushing forward until feet are completely off block Thrust arms into streamlined position (two hands on top of each other while arms squeezing ears tightly)
Entering The Pool Fingers enter the water first feet enter last.
Fully Submerged Hold the streamlined position and kick underwater until you are close to the surface
Conclusion After mastering the racing dive anyone can get a head start on their competition.
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