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  • two-time Olympic diving gold medalist Bob Webster won his first collegiate diving title for a junior college with no pool, training off a board in his coach's back-yard sand pit?

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Question 1: The magnitude of ________ remains constant throughout the dive, but since
EnergyForceRigid bodyAngular momentum

Question 2: Diving is an internationally-recognized sport that is part of the ________.
NetballRoller derbyOlympic GamesWomen's sports

Question 3: The physics of twisting can be explained by looking at the components of the ________ vector.
EnergyRigid bodyAngular momentumForce

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Question 5: The success of ________ has led to American strength in diving internationally.
Pete DesjardinsAlbert White (diver)Greg LouganisKlaus Dibiasi

Question 6: One of the largest and oldest summer leagues in the United States is found in the ________ area where teams from 47 pools compete against each other every summer.
Washington Metropolitan AreaNorthern VirginiaArlington County, VirginiaFairfax County, Virginia

Question 7: An alternative explanation is that the moving arms have ________ torque on them which set the body into twisting rotation.
PrecessionForceAxial precession (astronomy)General relativity

Question 8: The global governing body of diving is ________, which also governs swimming, synchronized swimming, water polo and open water swimming.
FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m)FINA World Masters ChampionshipsFINA World Aquatics ChampionshipsFINA

Question 9: After an incident in ________ in 1993, most US and other pool builders are reluctant to equip a residential swimming pool with a diving springboard, so home diving pools are much less common these days.
AlaskaNorthwestern United StatesWashingtonOregon

Question 10: Because of this many beaches and pools prohibit diving in shallow waters or when a ________ is not on duty.
Surf lifesavingFirst aidLifeguardInternational Life Saving Federation


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