If you thought diving was all about dipping head first into a body of water, then check out this short video produced by USC Dornsife about the biomechanics and physics behind the amazing sport:
And if you think you have what it takes to try this out for yourself, here's a little more elaboration on the process, courtesy of Huffington Post's Carin Bondar:
In order to complete a number of twists and somersaults in the air,
athletes must have a clear understanding of rotational force, torque,
and of course gravity! In springboard diving you’ve got the added
element of the upward force from the board – and don’t forget a little
outward velocity to make sure you don’t smack yourself on the board on
your way down.