free summer activities

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1. Fine-Tune Your Cannonball

"If you don't know how to do one yet, you're about to learn from the best. First, make sure your runway—on the diving board or near the pool's deep end—isn't too slippery. Then start running, and once you reach the end of the board or deck, jump up and out. You're flying! When you're in midair, bring your knees to your chest with your arms tight around them, and tuck in your chin. Yell 'Cannonball!' Now comes the splash. Be ready, because it's a tidal wave. When you get back to the surface, swim to the edge to see how many people got wet." —9-year-old Paige Dohan, diver since age 4