In springboard diving, one of the hardest, yet most important, elements of performing a dive is the hurdle, as demonstrated by Team Colwill Diving student Jillian, who gives high praise to her coach, two-time Olympian Chris Colwill.

“Chris is a great diving coach,” says Jillian, a diver for Bloomingdale High, at a recent BSAC practice. “He has experience and he teaches us well. He doesn’t let us get away with bad hurdles. If he sees we’re not doing it right he’ll make us do it again.”