Beyond Bounds: Queen Of The Diving Board & The Alaskan Wilderness

Posted: March 17, 2013 by sykose in Cave diving, Water

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Macalester junior Renee Jordan has crossed paths with black bears, she’s nearly biked into a moose, and even plans to ascend Mount McKinley in her father’s footsteps.

However, the Anchorage, Ala., native does have one fear.

At last year’s MIAC Championships, the diver had an off moment during a reverse one-and-a-half pike that left her right hand connecting with the board, shattering it.

Not only did it make doing simple things such as completing school work difficult for months, it instilled fear in Jordan’s typically fearlessness demeanor on the diving board.

Lucky for Jordan, that’s when golf coach Tomas Adalsteinsson, who has a Masters in sports psychology, took some time to help bring back her bravado.

“Getting over the mental part of it … it took a lot,” she said. “I didn’t do that dive again for months. He helped me visualize and conquer my fear every day. Diving…

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