Sport Overview

Diving consists of two events: springboard diving, where divers leverage the resiliency of a duralumin springboard in their performance, and high diving, where divers jump into the water from a fixed platform. Divers are given points according to the difficulty and execution of their techniques.

In their performances, divers can vary the direction of takeoffs or somersaults, add twists or start from a handstand position. Points are given based on various aspects of a performance, including the elegance of the combination of three types of spinning positions (straight, pike and tuck) and the amount of splashing that occurs when hitting the water.


(General Category)
EventGenderAge Categories
1 m springboardMen25+,30+,35+,40+,45+,50+,55+,60+,65+,70+,75+,80+
3 m springboardMen25+,30+,35+,40+,45+,50+,55+,60+,65+,70+,75+,80+
(5 m,7.5 m,10 m)
Synchronised diving
(3 m springboard)
* The youngest age shall apply to the age category in the synchronized diving.
* The age category entered must be either the actual age category or a younger age category.


Limited to persons with experience

【Age Requirement】
Minimum age is 25 (born on or before 31 December 1996)
In line with the sport-specific rules, an athlete must compete in their designated age group, with your age determined as at 31 December 2021. For example, if you are 39 during Games time but have turned 40 by 31 December 2021, you would compete in the 40+ age category.

Sports Information Guide


Sport Discipline May 2021 Venues
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Swimming Swimming                        
Kobe Port Island Sports Center
Kobe Port Island Sports Center
Water Polo                            
Amagasaki Sports Forest
Artistic Swimming                              
Amagasaki Sports Forest
Open Water                                
Tarui Southern Beach

※The above schedule was created based on the information that is current as of June 5th, 2020. It is subject to change due to various circumstances in the future.


Kobe Port Island Sports Center

Location 6-12-1, Minatojimanakamachi, Kobe Chuo-ku, Hyogo 650-0046
Games Accreditation Sports Check-in
Access ・7minutes by Walking from Shimin Hiroba station to Venue
・5 minutes by car from Hanshin Expressway Kobe Line “Kyobashi” Ramp
Official Homepage https://www.kobe-spokyo.jp/psc/

Sport Check-in

【Date and Time】
 Thursday, 20 May, 9:00 - 14:00
 Kobe Port Island Sports Center (6-12-1, Minatojimanakamachi, Kobe Chuo-ku, Hyogo 650-0046)
 The dive sheets for the first day of the competition (Friday, 21 May) must be submitted by the specified time. The dive sheets have to be thrown in the dive seat box at the headquarters.

Nearest Village

Masters Village Hyogo

Location 2-1 Aioicho, Chuo-ku, Kobe city, Hyogo
Access From JR Kobe Station, exit out of Central Gate, go down to the basement floor using the
escalator at the south exit. The square in front of the escalator is “Duo Dome”.
Official Homepage http://www.duokobe.com/




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