1. strong back dive straight - Keep your arms straight as
you swing through to set
2. Back somersalt straight - As soon as your get to the top
of your reach pull your straight arms down to your waist as
you squeeze the bottom of your butt and lift your legs. When
you can finish the somersalt without piking you arer ready
to add a half twist.
3. Back somersalt half twist - Reach through with straight
arms slightly behind and above your head .Keep both arms up.
Wait as long as you can in the somersalt and drop the arm
on the side that you want to twist to shoulder level and keep
looking at that arm as you finish the twist. You must look
at that arm the entire time .
4. Back 1 1/2 somersalt 1/2 twist The twisting arm motion
is now changed slightly. Instead of dropping the arm to shoulder
level you must agressively bend your elbow as you pull behind
you ( as if you were elbowing someone behind you ).. Straighten
the arm out to shoulder height as your move your other arm
to the same position and bend at the waist in a pike position.
Look at the water and line up your entry.
The most important things to remember are: Master step 3
before you go on and wait as long as you can to twist.