We have a question for you, when was the last time you did something that scared you?
A couple of months ago, our spectacular coach Melissa Wu took us to her daily playground, The Sydney International Aquatic Centre Diving Pool. She suggested we try diving to challenge ourselves and try something new outside of our normal training.
Under her watchful eye we spent 1 hour at the pool practicing dry land drills, jumps and dives into the pool. A few lessons we took away:
– Doing something out of your comfort zone is terrifying, exhilarating, and rewarding. We definitely plan to do that more often.
– The level and precision involved with diving is incredible
– The impact of your body when it hits the water is significant, that’s why many divers have wrist, elbow and neck injuries
– SO much core control is required, we realised that One interesting thing we noticed is the Olympic divers warming up as we wrapped up our day, they warmed up of the bike beside the pool, then spent at least 30 min working their core before getting on the platforms.