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Diving 101

Diving Numbers

Dive Categories

Always 0

# of ½ Rotations

Position

1 – Front

0

1 – Dive

A – Straight

2 – Back

0

2 – Somersault

B – Pike

3 – Reverse

0

3 – 1 ½ Somersault

C – Tuck

4 – Inward

0

4 – Double Somersault

D – Free

5 – Twists

0

 

 

For example:  101C is a front dive tuck, 202C is a back 1 somersault tuck. 

Diving Scores

Each dive is given a degree of difficulty based on how challenging the dive is to perform.  These difficulties range from 1.2 to 3.1 for high school competition.  The judges' scores are then multiplied by the degree of difficulty to produce your individual dive score.  In any diving competition, only 3 of the judges' scores will be multiplied by the degree of difficulty.  At dual meets, there are only 3 judges. However, at conference meets, there can consist of panels of 5-9 judges.  In this case the top and bottom scores are tossed out and the middle 3 scores are multiplied by the degree of difficulty.   For example, if the dive was a 201C Back Dive Tuck, the degree of difficulty is a 1.5.  If these are the scores:

Judge           Score

1                    4.5

2                    4.5

3                   3.0

4                    4.0

5                    5.5

scores from judge #3 and #5 would be tossed out.  Leaving 4.5 + 4.5 + 4.0 = 13.  Multiply that by the degree of difficulty 1.5 and you get a total score of 19.5 for that dive.