Resources

Myth Busters
Diving Safety Studies
News Articles
Related Sites

Myth Busters

We’ve made a list of the most common myths about diving boards, and provided you with the facts.  Click here to download a list of diving board accident myths.

Diving Safety Studies

Prevention of Spinal Cord Injuries that Occur in Swimming Pools by Michael DeVivo. Article (including study) from Pushin’ On Newsletter, © 1997.

Review of spinal cord injury statistics related to diving and diving board use, American Institutes for Research, 2003.

Diving-Related Injuries in Children <20 Years Old Treated in Emergency Departments in the United States: 1990-2006 by Coral Day et al. Pediatrics, August 2008.

News Articles

The following is a list of current and relevant media coverage about diving boards and diving board safety.  Click on the article title to read the complete article.

Adolescent Medicine Water Safety and Prevention by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. © 2007.

No Diving? The diving board is disappearing from backyard pools.  A court case that has baffled the industry for years may provide answers by Amy Jo Brown.  Pool & Spa News, April 9, 2004.

Safe Diving is no "Accident”  by Hennepin County Medical Center.

Safe Pools Can Prevent Spinal Cord Injuries by Linda L. Lindsey, MEd and Barbara Key, MA. UAB Department of Physical Medecine and Rehabilitation.

Related Sites

For more information on other diving and head-first injuries, check out these websites:

Lifesaving Resources - Water Safety Training Organization

Foundation for Aquatic Injury Prevention