Competitive diver weighs in on new show "Splash" airing on KSAT 12

Law: Fear is the biggest obstacle

Author: Charles Gonzalez, Reporter, Anchor,
Published On: Mar 18 2013 10:26:55 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 19 2013 03:12:47 AM CDT

Christopher Law started diving six years ago for what he called a bad case of ADHD.

Now 16, and a nationally-ranked diver who finished 11th at the Olympic Trials last year in the platform, his interest has been piqued by ABC's new reality show

"Splash" which takes 10 celebrities and puts their diving skills to the test.

"Oh, they're in for a run for their money," said Law during a recent workout at Palo Alto College. "I'm gonna laugh at them the whole time to just sit back and just watch to see what they're going to do."

Law said diving basically comes down to getting over your fears and his advice to all the contestants is simple. Jump right in.

"The first thing I would do is have them go up to the ten meter and just have them jump off of it," he said. "Have every single one of them get used to it so when they go down to the three meter or the one meter they start realizing, 'Oh this isn't so high. This isn't so scary.'"

That's probably easier said than done for most of the contestants despite their willingness to appear on the show.

"Hardest part about doing it is standing there on the board before doing a dive," Law said. "You start thinking to yourself, talking yourself out of it. It isn't until you start that it actually gets easy."

"Splash" debuts Tuesday on KSAT at 7 p.m. 

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