Ron O’Brien, considered one of the world’s foremost diving coaches,
provides his expertise and teaching skills with 100-minutes of material
in this comprehensive DVD. Whether you are interested in practicing
fundamental skills or mastering the nuances of complex dives, this
easy-to-understand information will appeal to divers and coaches alike.
Ron O’Brien, considered one of the world’s foremost diving coaches, provides his expertise and teaching skills with 100-minutes of material in this comprehensive DVD. Whether you are interested in practicing fundamental skills or mastering the nuances of complex dives, this easy-to-understand information will appeal to divers and coaches alike.
Ron has had an unparalleled career in diving. He has coached 19 different Olympians to 12 Olympic medals, including four gold medals from legendary athlete Greg Louganis. He is an eight-time Olympic team coach, a six-time World Championship team coach, seven-time World Cup team coach, and four-time Pan American Games team coach. His club teams have won 81 national team titles. He is an inductee into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.
Demonstrating the dives and techniques are three of O’Brien’s medal winning athletes; Kent Ferguson, Wendy Wyland, and Jennifer Keim. Diving My Way is like taking private lessons from one of the top names in diving.
Part 1 BODY ALIGNMENT AND BOARD WORK
Correct posture is demonstrated along with step-by-step analysis of the proper forward approach and backward take-off techniques. (15 minutes)
Part 2 BASIC DIVES AND ENTRIES
The basic dives in three body positions are analyzed and demonstrated. The techniques of correct entries and how to practice them are explained. (31 minutes)
Part 3 SOMERSAULTING AND TWISTING OPTIONALS
The intricate concepts of take-off, balance, and mechanics for the somersaulting and twisting optionals are presented clearly and concisely. (29 minutes)
Part 4 PLATFORM DIVING
This exciting part focuses on the take-off techniques plus the dives and learning progressions to be performed from the 1- and 5-meter platforms. (25 minutes)
Ron O'Brien is the best-known and most successful diving coach in
the United States. He has produced more champions (including four-time
Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis) and coached more Olympic, world,
and Pan American teams than any other coach in diving history.
Before retiring from active coaching in 1988, O’Brien served in almost
every capacity in diving, from national 3-meter champion in 1961 to
president of the U.S. Professional Diving Coaches Association from 1981
to 1985 to International Swimming Hall of Fame inductee in 1988. His
divers have won 12 Olympic medals and 196 gold medals in national and
international competition, and he has coached at least one U.S. national
champion in each of 23 consecutive years (1973 to 1995).
O’Brien is now the national technical director for United States Diving
and lives in Islamorada, Florida.