As they exited the aqua-theater, one of the most frequent compliments the audience gave us divers was that we “made it look easy.” While easy may have been the result, the word doesn’t adequately account for all the rehearsing and fine tuning needed to make the show appear that way. The diving show was extremely well choreographed. Though the audience didn’t know it, each dive, each moment on stage, and each bow of gratitude for the audience’s applause, was exhaustively rehearsed. Even our smiles were rehearsed! With our index finger, we’d swipe off the saliva from our top teeth, and tuck the upper lip against the whites of our teeth. From the audience it looked like we were smiling, but if you were on the stage with us you’d swear that we ...

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