Plunge for Distance — A Former Olympic Event

Plunge for Distance

According to the 1920 Official Swimming Guide of the American Swimming Association, the plunge for distance “is a dive from a stationary take-off which is free from spring from a height of 18 inches above the water. Upon reaching the water the plunger glides face downward for a period of 60 seconds without imparting any propulsion to the body from the arms and legs.”