Dive practice was on the three meter board. I went through the normal warm-ups, line-ups, etc. and then began my "set". I started with fronts. I did some front dives, 1-1/2's and then moved onto some 2-1/2's. For whatever reason, I just didn't hit my 2-1/2's. I'd make it around, but barely. I'd never really extend out of the dive or open up, so it looked like a huge human ball going into the water. And that much weight hitting the water at that speed created quite a splash. Not the look the judges go for.
Then I moved onto the back dives. I walked to the edge of the board, turned around and took a deep breath to prep for my first back dive of the day.
This is what ensued...
Heading off to Dive Team, day six.