Olympic diving disciplines have evolved from something you might regularly see a child attempt at the local swimming pool into the modern-day balletic blur of twists and turns.
Under supervision at a club or training centre, diving is one of the safest ways to get an adrenaline buzz. From beginners to experts, children to adults, courses are run at swimming pools throughout the United Kingdom for those looking to take part.
For beginners, it is essential to receive tuition from qualified coaches to ensure that you learn the complex techniques necessary to perform in a safe way. Other than that, all that is needed are some swimming trunks or a swimming costume designed for use in sports.
For children between the ages of five and 11, the Amateur Swimming Association's 'Flip and Fun' scheme provides the perfect foundation for those looking to kickstart their diving experience. The North west website also provides a comprehensive list of diving competitions.