Long before diving was a competitive sport, people enjoyed jumping and leaping into water of bridges, rocks, and cliffs
During the 1800s, “plunging” became popular. Competitions were held to see which diver could glide underwater the farthest after plunging head-first from various heights.
More than a hundred years later, diving has been developed into a unique sport that requires skill, grace, courage, and strength. It is a combination of gymnastics and ballet performed over water.