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4. Starting position for Standing Dives
5. Starting position for Running Dives
7. Body Alignment on the Approach and the Hurdle position
8. Arm swing and take off positions
6. Headfirst Entries, Lineups, and Come-outs
9. Somersaulting Dives
10. Twisting Dives
3. Improve Physical Fitness
1. Have fun learning a new skill
David Boyko, the diving coach for Southwest Florida Diving organization, is also the diving coach for the Eagles at Florida Gulf Coast University. David received the 2013 CCSA Women’s Dive Coach of the Year award.
Prior to joining the Eagles, David was the diving coach at Hickman and Rockbridge High School from 2009-2011. He also coached the University of Missouri Diving Club from 2008-11. While at the Missouri Diving Club, David helped in the development of the five-time Junior National Champion and three-time Pan American Champion. He was the head dive coach at Chesterfield, Missouri Aquatic Center from 2004 - 10 for children ages 5-18. Two of the divers he coached went on to dive at NCAA Division I programs.
Before transitioning into coaching, David was a standout diver at the University of Missouri where he was a four-year letter winner. He was a finalist in the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships all four years at Missouri. He qualified for the NCAA Swimming and Diving National Championships in 2007. David holds four spots in the Mizzou record books and is currently ranked fifth in 1-meter (11 dives) diving event for the Tigers. He is also ranked in the 1-meter as well as 3-meter and platform events.
Boyko earned a Master's degree in Health Education and Health Promotion from the University Missouri in 2011 as well as a BS degree in Nutrition and Fitness in 2008.
2 - 1 meter springboards
2 - 3 meter springboards
1 - DRY springboard with overhead spotting rig
Pool is heated
2. Build self-esteem and mental focus through the sport of diving