Question: How do you dive off a diving board?

Place your arms above your head, interlocking your thumbs. Bend at the waist as though you wanted to reach down and touch your toes. Stand up on your tiptoes and allow your body to tip forward into the water. Dive into the water fingers first, with the rest of your body following.

Why do high divers go in feet first?

High divers can reach speeds of nearly 60 mph and go from 28m to the water in about three seconds. The extra height means there is a much greater risk of serious injury for high divers, so they enter the water feet first with rescuers immediately on hand in case a diver is injured through impact.

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