Analysing splash in competitive diving

DRISCOLL, Heather, GAVIRIA, Samuel and GOODWILL, Simon (2014). Analysing splash in competitive diving. Procedia Engineering, 72, 26-31.

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Splash size is an important factor in competitive diving and is considered to have a large effect in final judged scores. The aim of this research was to develop a system to determine the splash size during different stages of the dive entry. One diver was recorded during a training session and their dives analysed using the developed system. Three splash metrics were calculated at time of complete entry and maximum splash: (1) width of splash, (2) height of splash and (3) size of splash. Results indicated that there was no relationship between the splash metrics at complete entry and time of maximum splash. This may have implications for the scoring of a dive if the judge is unable to distinguish between these two splash events.

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Published in special issue : The Engineering of Sport 10. Edited by David James, Simon Choppin, Tom Allen, Jon Wheat and Paul Fleming.

Paper from The 2014 Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association, held at Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, 14-17 July 2014.

Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Sports Engineering Research
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Page Range: 26-31
Depositing User: Carole Harris
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2014 09:02
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 05:02

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