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These are ideas
from a variety of pools and programs from around the country.
These ideas are designed to help others and spark new ideas.
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from the Deck, by Wayne Oras
Ive been using the following idea since 1978
and thought I would share what I learned with anyone
that was interested. The deck of the diving well is
a useful station for teaching a lot of diving fundamentals.
The problem was that some pool gutters protrude further
out than the edge of the pool deck. Wayne
Oras Diving site
who can't keep their elbows in during somersaults, we
have the perfect solution for avoiding scraped elbows
and knees. Home Depot and others sell a rubber
insulation (not the closed cell) for 1/2 pipe that fits
perfectly over 11mm rope. The rubberized insulation
tubes allow the divers to wrap the rope around their
shoulders for front hurdles. more
More Bumped Knees
to prevent divers from getting hurt while getting up
and down form the trampoline. Using plastic "strap
ons" place pile insulation to the sides. No more
bump knees. Cost less than $10. This idea is from the
A TiVo is
a personal TV recorder, sold at most TV/small
appliance stores, that provides an automatic video playback.
Once you use this
machine you won't remember what you did without it.
While designed to record TV shows, when set up
properly, the machine allows divers to watch themselves
on TV just seconds after doing a dive, without taking
up the coachs time out of coaching to rewind and
playback video. Every coach or team should get one
its worth every dollar. It may even pay
for itself by creating one more station on deck
allowing room for one more diver at practice. more
Wide Angle Camera for Tivo's
training rooms or pools where you must must use a wide
angle lens here is an idea We use the Pro Video cvc-6700
color camera by CSI/Speco of Amityville NY. It's small
enough to mount out of the way on our wall and has a
3.6 (wide angle) lens. With 380 lines of resolution
it get a reasonable good picture. It's also good in
low light. Cost about $220.00 (USD) It's small about
2 X 4 inches. Works fine with a Tivo system.
has a new section on its website of "Diving
Ideas." These are ideas from a variety of pools
and programs from around the world.. If you have
any ideas you would like to share with the diving community,
please share them.
1) Instant regional training center. Here is
a great idea for those of you with an extra $20,000
lying around. Eight connected portable
trampolines and trailer. Park, unfold and you are
ready to go.
Having trouble seeing the water surface? Heres
an idea for a water agitating
system for less then twenty dollars.
For small training rooms or pools where you must must
use a wide angle lens here is an idea We use the Pro
Video cvc-6700 color camera by CSI/Speco of Amityville
NY. It's small enough to mount out of the way on our
wall and has a 3.6 (wide angle) lens. With 380 lines
of resolution it get a reasonable good picture. It's
also good in low light. Cost about $220.00 (USD) It's
small about 2 X 4 inches. Works fine with a Tivo system.
Here is an idea from our friends at CAMO
in Montreal Canada. It is a balance board that stretches
out your ankles and builds strength, while increasing
balance. The balance board is made by attaching a heavy
wooden screw-on ball available at Home Depot to a heavy
duty piece of plywood cut in a circle.