Is Leisure Diving the Next Icing?

First we had Icing (and Busching for a hot second). Then we had planking. And now we have…leisure diving?

Yes, this is legit happening over bodies of water everywhere (ok…maybe not everywhere…but at least a handful of pools and a couple lakes/oceans/seas).

If you’re interested in participating at your next pool party/backyard BBQ/Mango Labor Day Blow Out, below are the rules & regs:

A leisure dive is a jump into a body of water (or at least something soft), striking a ‘leisure pose’ in mid-air. Ideally, a photographer captures the moment when the diver has reached peak height above water, when his or her hips are parallel to the waterline. If successful, the result is an airborne Corona commercial you can post to your preferred social networking platform, or mantle, if you’re old school.

While each diver is encouraged to express his or her own leisure persona through their own unique leisure pose, some common themes exist:

  • One raised elbow
  • A killer leisure face
  • An item that indicates leisurely attitude (in your non-raised elbow hand). Some acceptable items include:
    • Red Stripe
    • White Russian
    • James Patterson novel
    • Croquet mallet

But don’t feel constrained. Lining up a putt, brilliant! Strumming a ukulele, super! We encourage you to find that leisurely place all your own.

Oh, and what is a ‘leisure face’ you ask?

A facial expressions that says, ‘I am just relaxing and enjoying this refreshing cocktail’. Not a smile, not blue steel. Just straight leisure. Most divers find this to be the most difficult technical aspect of the leisure dive.

So good luck leisurely diving, everyone. Expect some photographic evidence of me and MMango participating in this phenom when we’re up in NH for Labor Day.

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