""O'Brien's book is excellent and covers all areas of diving technique. Ron O'Brien is considered one of the greatest
diving coaches of all time. His knowledge of the sport is outstanding.""
Four-time U.S. Olympic diving team assistant coach
Two-time NCAA women's and one-time men's diving coach of the year
""Ron O'Brien was ‘the man with the plan' who enabled me to fulfill my Olympic dreams far beyond my expectations. This
book is unique because, for the first time, Ron shares with the world of diving his secrets to success. Chapters 9 and
10 on training and peaking for competition and coaching and mental preparation are the hidden treasures in this book.
Read it, and pass it on!""
Mary Ellen Clark
1992 and 1996 Olympic bronze medalist, 10-meter platform
About the Author
Ron O'Brien is currently the national technical director for United States Diving. He has produced more champions
(including four-time Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis) and coached more Olympic, world, and Pan American teams than
any other coach in diving history.
Before retiring from active coaching in 1988, O'Brien served in almost every capacity in diving, from national 3-meter
champion in 1961 to president of the U.S. Professional Diving Coaches Association from 1981 to 1985 to International
Swimming Hall of Fame inductee in 1988. His divers have won 12 Olympic medals and 196 gold medals in national and
international competition, and he has coached at least one U.S. national champion in each of 23 consecutive years (1973
Ron lives in Islamorada, Florida.