The Horse and Jockey diving formation is a real blast from the past. Once common in pools all over England, diving has fallen by the wayside as changing attitudes and our risk averse culture has reshaped the swimming experience. In its day (not so long ago), diving inspired young swimmers whilst entertaining the nervous. When the divers reached the water, the jockey would lie back, diving feet first. #Texas #wildswimming #HorseandJockey #Diving #MunicipalSwimmingPool #SanAnge
Wild Swimming Picture of the Week: Ocean Side Pool February 1955 National Geographic A safe pool to swim in, a great lookout point, a slide, swings and a diving board. The golden age of swimming may now be consigned to the annuls of history but that doesn’t mean we have to like it. For me swimming and diving, jumping and snorkeling hold a never-fading delight. With my body immersed in a natural underwater world and my head absorbing the sights sounds and smells in clean fresh
It is hard to imagine the zeal with which the British embraced outdoor swimming in its heyday. Discover the secret history of British swimming for yourself by reading Hung Out to Dry… Wild Swimming London #London #WildSwimming #Thames #Diving
Adventure-seeking wild swimmers will find plenty of attractions at this three-quarry water hole. High diving from three platforms (the highest of which is 10 meters), scuba diving, rope swinging, and zip lining to keep you busy all day. Visit the St Paul’s Cliffs Website open for visitors from 11AM to 6 PM… This is one of 13 beautiful natural swimming holes around the U.S. Take a look at them all on Fox News… (Link Inactive) Discover where you can go wild swimming in the U.K.
The success of Tom Daley at the 2012 Olympics and the recent TV show Splash have inspired many primary school children to aspire to become high divers. The number seeking instruction at one Edinburgh pool has trebled from less than 150 last year to over 500. Mandie Arthur, the Commonwealth Pool’s dive coach is quoted by the Scotsman as saying: “The children coming in are telling us they saw diving on TV and want to be the next Daley. They are full of confidence and have no fe