Diving is the sport of falling or jumping off a high platform or springboard. In diving there are six types of dives the athletes can perform: Forward, Backward, Reverse, Inward, Twisting, and Arm stand. The divers are judged by a panel consisting of between seven and nine judges, who have to score each dive on a scale of 0-10, based on the quality of each dive performed.
At the World Championships, athletes contest the following competition:
- 1m Springboard (individual)
- 3m Springboard (individual)
- 10m Platform (individual)
- 3m Springboard (synchronized)
- 10m Springboard (synchronized)
- Synchronized Diving was added to the World Swimming Championship program in 1998.
- A separate high diving discipline was added to the program for the 2013 championships.
- About diving at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games.
- Other Events at the World Champs
- Home page for the FINA World Swimming Championships