How Deep Is an Olympic Diving Pool?


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Pools used for diving competitions in the Olympic Games are known as diving wells and must be at least 5 meters deep. A diver enters the water by launching off a springboard or platform located at the edge of the diving well.

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How Deep Is an Olympic Diving Pool?
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As of 2014, eight diving events are contested at any given Olympic Games, four for men and four for women. A springboard, which is built at a height of 3 meters above the water, is the apparatus for one set of individual and synchronized competitions. Divers can adjust the degree of spring in the board by rotating a wheel under the board. The 10-meter-high platform is rigid and is used for the remaining individual and synchronized events.

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