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All children's lessons at DuDive work towards the DuDive lesson assessment criteria. The assessment criteria allows us to offer a childrens activity that provides a pathway from introducing children into the incredible sport of diving, right the way through to competing at national and international level competition.

 

For a breakdown of the lesson levels and their appropriate lesson assessment skills please see below. 

 

The assessments are run at the end of each term, giving children the opportunity to progress to the next level of lessons.

Assessment Skills and Levels

The information below outlines the new lesson levels and assessment criteria introduced in January 2017.

 

To find a lesson that fits your schedule, check out the lesson timetable by clicking here.

 

Level 1

 

  • Forward jump straight from poolside, no arm swing

    1. Posture on start

    2. Lift on tip toes before jumping

    3. Good leg-line and toe point on take-off and entry
       

  • Forward jump tuck from poolside, no arm swing

    1. Lift on tip toes before jumping

    2. Correct tuck shape, tight, hands to shins

    3. Landing a close but safe distance from the poolside

    4. Emphasis on fast tuck and stretch
       

  • Pike fall, 1m

    1. Arms squeezing over ears

    2. Deep entry

    3. Straighten body to dish
       

  • Back jump straight from poolside, no arm swing

    1. Correct foot position

    2. Keeping a dish shape with tension on takeoff and in flight

    3. Arms starting and remaining behind ears
       

  • Back circle

    1. Narrow arms on extension and circle

    2. Head movement looking backwards (not thrown backwards)

    3. Good body shape and leg line through the water

 

Level 2

  • Forward dive straight, pool side

    1. Steep take-off, landing close to the side

    2. Vertical entry

    3. Tension, legs together and straight

  • Forward pike wedge, poolside
    1. Narrow arms into the pike shape

    2. Strong jump from the poolside, lifting hips

    3. Landing slightly over

  • Forward jump tuck, 3m

    1. Correct tuck shape, tight, hands to shins

    2. Confident jump, making shape above board

    3. Landing in the water with tension

  • ​​Back pike roll, poolside

    1. Stretching on tip toes before falling

    2. Arms staying narrow and behind ears through out

    3. Looking at knees as rolling into the water

    4. Hands placed on top of foot (not grabbing)

  • Back dive straight, no arm swing, poolside

    1. Arms starting behind ears

    2. Raise to tip toes before falling

    3. Tension through body

    4. Landing short of vertical

  • Back jump tuck, no arm swing, 1m

    1. Lifting on tip toes before jumping

    2. Arms behind ears on take-off and entry

    3. Safe but close distance from the board

 

Level 3

 

  • Pike fall, 3m

  1. Flat back and liftng on toes before dive​

  2. Legs together, toes pointed and dish position in flight

  3. Good tension when entering the water

  • Forward dive tucked, no arm swing, 1m

    1. Extend up out of the board before the shape

    2. Making shape with hands on shins

    3. Chin close to knees in tuck shape
       

  • Back fall, 1m

    1. Arms starting behind ears

    2. Raise to tip toes before falling

    3. Tension through body

    4. Landing short of vertical

  • Back jump tuck, no arm swing, 3m

    1. Lifting on tip toes before jumping

    2. Arms behind ears on take-off and entry

    3. Safe but close distance from the poolside

  • Inward pike wedge, pool side

    1. Arms behind ears on take-off and into pike shape

    2. Ankles extending on take-off

    3. Entering the water with hips over vertical

Level 4

 

  • Forward somersault tucked, no arm swing, 1m

  1. Chin up and long narrow throw on take-off​

  2. Correct tuck shape

  3. Entering water with legs straight and arms by side

  • Back pike sit, no arm swing, poolside

    1. Arms behind ears on take-off and into pike shape

    2. Stretch up on take-off before pike

    3. Landing with control in water

  • Back jump tucked, arm swing, 1m

  1. Arms extending past ears on take-off

  2. Extending on ankles before arm swing 

  3. Vertical take-off before tuck shape

  • Back fall, 3m

    1. Arms staring above head

    2. Body tension and line throughout

    3. Arms stretched on or just behind ears
       

  • Reverse jump straight, arm swing, pool side

  1. Fast arms, swinging past ears on take-off​

  2. Good body tension on take-off, flight and entry

  3. Entering water beyond 45 degrees

  • Inward dive tucked, no arm swing, 1m

    1. Ankles extending on take off

    2. Narrow throw with arms down the board

    3. Correct tuck position, chin on knees

  • Forward tuck roll, 3m

    1. Correct tuck shape starting position

    2. Fast stretch to dish shape

    3. Entering the water with tension, legs straight

 

Level 5

 

  • Forward dive tucked, 3m platform

  1. Extend on ankles before take-off

  2. Arms behind ears on take-off

  3. Making and exiting shape above the board

  • Forward one and a half tucked, 1m

  1. To score a minimum of 5 in a skills level competition

  • Inward dive tucked, 3m platform

  1. Ankles extending on take-off

  2. Arms behind ears on take-off

  3. Making and exiting shape above the board

  • Back tuck roll, 3m

  1. Looking at toes before extending

  2. Entering the water with tension

  3. Entering the water with legs together, toes pointed

  • Back dive tucked, 1m

  1. Extension with arms behind ears before tuck shape

  2. Correct head position in shape and kick

  3. Landing a close but safe distance from the board

  • Reverse pike sit, with arm swing, poolside

  1. Fast arms swinging to behind ears on take-off

  2. Good body tension, chest in on take-off

  3. Arms behind ears when making pike shape

 

Level 6

  • 2 Step hurdle forward dive tucked, 1m

  1. Step down completed with arms held above head

  2. Toe pointed in knee lift and hurdle position

  3. Armswing completed to behind ears before take-off

  4. Come-out completed with either pike out or punch grab

  • Press bounce forward one and a half tucked, 1m

    1. Armswing completed to behind ears before take-off

    2. Come-out completed with either pike out or punch grab

  • T-Armswing inward dive tucked, 1m

    1. 1-3 Ankle rocks before armswing​

    2. Armswing started with heel lift and arms lift behind ears

    3. Armswing completed to behind ears before take-off

    4. Arms throw narrow and behind ears before take-off

  • Back dive tucked, 3m platform

    1. Arms block on take-off​

    2. Chin on knees, eyes looking over knees

    3. Eyes looking over toes, hands on legs, dish kick

    4. Correct come-out sequence

  • Forward tuck to pike roll, 3m 

    1. Arms to T and balance in pike before roll

    2. Hips then hands sequence on come-out

    3. Consistently landing upright

  • Forward tuck, punch grab, 3m

    1. Hands and legs extending at the same time

    2. Dished body shape on entry

    3. Hands grabbing above head

    4. Consistently landing upright

  • Reverse pike sit, with armswing, poolside

    1. Fast arms swing to behind ears before take-off

    2. Good body tension, chest in on take-off

    3. Arms behind ears when making pike shape

 

DuDive offers classes for children age 3 and up! 

Tumble-Tots classes are gym based lessons that intorduce children to shapes, movements and skills for basic diving. 

 

 

Diving lessons run throughout the week. Lessons introduce children to basic diving skills.

Lessons work towards termly assessments. The goal, to prepare all divers for national level competitions!

DIVING LESSONS
PAY N PLAY

Pay N Play runs every Thursday from 5.45 - 6.45. Pay N Play is a great chance to play on the boards with expert guidance.

 

No need to register; just turn up, pay, and you can play!

HOLIDAY CAMPS

DuDive runs the only diving holiday camps in Dubai. Our childrens holiday camps run throughout all school holidays. 

 

The DuDive holiday camps provide a great introduction to diving. The camps run for 2 and 5 hours, Sunday to Thursday. 

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