How to dive into the water in a swim meet?

@joseph_v (212)
India
December 27, 2006 7:32am CST
I swim pretty fast but i've never got the hang of diving in, which is required during compeditions. if i dive in i normally make a splash and my goggles falls off. I bend my knees 45degrees and keep my head down but still doesn't work. Any advice?
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@lafavorito (2964)
• Philippines
4 Jan 07
competitive diving - a picture of amanda beard diving
Aside from the great instruction by johnmanohar. I suggest for you to take off from your knees, it's like jumping but your head are looking up/forward then immediately put your head down before you hit the water. Try watching how olympic divers do it, then try it yourself, or you could simply ask your coach about it.