The Sport Journal
Purpose: Elite diving coaches and USA diving officials have become increasingly concerned about injury prevention among adolescent divers. However, little is known about such injuries. The purpose of this study was to describe the injuries among high school students who participated on high school diving teams.
Subjects: High school students who participated on the diving teams of high schools that were included in the National Athletic Treatment, Injury and Outcomes Network (NATION) for 2011–2014.
Methods: Descriptive epidemiology using injury exposure data on 56 boys' Swimming and Diving teams and 55 girls' Swimming and Diving teams from the National Athletic Treatment, Injury and Outcomes Network (NATION) for 2011–2014.
Results: Only 12 injuries were reported, and 8 (67%) were concussions. The incidence of concussions was the same between boys and girls.
Conclusion: Concussions are the highest reported injury among high school divers in the NATION data. Student athletes who had minor injuries may not have been evaluated by an athletic trainer. Researchers need better injury surveillance data for high school divers.
Original Publication Citation
Braid, S. M., & Schussler, E. (2020). High school competitive diving injuries: National athletic treatment injury and outcomes network (NATION). The Sport Journal, 21(4), 1-8. https://thesportjournal.org/article/high-school-competitive-diving-injuries-national-athletic-treatment-injury-and-outcomes-network-nation/
Braid, Susan M. and Schussler, Eric, "High School Competitive Diving Injuries: National Athletic Treatment Injury and Outcomes Network (NATION)" (2020). Nursing Faculty Publications. 48.