San Diego Springboard Diving Lessons: The Perfect Summer Activity for Kids!

Summer officially started last week, and it proves it’s going to be a hot one! Parents are advised to keep a close watch on their kids for signs of heat exhaustion and are told to keep them hydrated. So why not enroll your kids in a safe and fun outdoor activity that builds confidence, leadership skills, and keep them cool? This summer Dive San Diego headed by Coach Marnie Young is offering affordable San Diego springboard diving lessons to kids of all ages and abilities, and it will provide a memorable experience for kids and parents where new skills will be learned, and amazing friendships will develop. Is Springboard Diving Safe for Kids? San Diego springboard diving lessons are one of the safest activities for kids, and the sport has an amazing safety record. In fact a large number of kids nationwide are crossing over from gymnastics to diving due to the high-impact injuries from landing on hard surfaces, and the strain gymnastics causes on the knees. In springboard diving kids land in soft water with virtual zero impact while still being able to perform a variety of somersaults. Like gymnastics, it is a sport kids can enjoy on many levels from club meets to national contests. Coach Marnie Young’s San Diego springboard diving lessons also provide the training required for kids to safely participate in meets that drawn Olympic celebrities like Greg Louganis pictured here with a young DSD diver. Coach Marnie has been safely conducting San Diego springboard diving lessons for over 20 years, and as a champion diver herself, she has the experience of competing at...

San Diego Springboard Diving: Conquering the Fear of Heights

Most likely, you have heard people say that “real life” and what is projected in movies rarely provides a viable match. But if you ever watch the 1990 film ‘Diving In’, you will be confronted with a common theme in springboard diving: the fear of heights. In this film a high school diver fights his fear of heights to get onto the diving team only to learn he must perform the high dive in order to compete. The film is, of course, layered with drama for the purpose of storytelling, and presents an unlikely and terrible twist personified in the team’s coach who calls the high school diver a loser. Our San Diego springboard diving club prides itself on the finest coaches who not only provide the best technical training, but who also emotionally support divers with love, praise, and never-ending encouragement. With the best support available anywhere in San Diego springboard diving comes understanding and facing various challenges that can come in the guide of both physical and psychological obstacles. The fear of heights is what we will focus on here. How High is Too High? When divers participate in the sport they love with a fear of heights, the discomfort can set in at a height of nine feet and at fifty feet and equally pack the same fear intensity. Nine feet may not seem too high, but once you are standing on the board looking down, it can feel intimidating for some. Having been a former member of the Great American High Diving Team, San Diego springboard diving coach Marnie Young understands first hand that height...