Man to Dive Into 1 Foot of Water From a Height of 40 Feet for New World Record

Monday, September 8, 2008

47-year-old British shallow-diver Darren Taylor, aka Professor Splash, is planning to attempt a new world record by diving into 1 foot of water from a height of 40 feet. His previous record was 35 feet.

Taylor began diving at the age of 4 and turned pro as a 25-year-old before switching to shallow-diving in 2001. On his first attempt he missed the pool completely and landed on his face from a height of 33 feet.

To anyone interested in taking up the sport Taylor offers this advice, "For your life's sake, jump straight up and jump out and stay completely focused on your 'flight plan' – or it could lead to your death."