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.”