The Utah Olympic Park in Park City, Utah is usually a facility for the Americas Winter Olympians. With the Utah Olympic Park opening a high diving facility at their massive pool last Friday though, they are becoming to expand their reach to their summer counterparts. This jumping platform is the first high diving training facility above ten meters in the United States. According to KSL, the tallest jump is at twenty-seven meters tall, or about eighty-nine feet without the metric system as your guide. The fall takes about three seconds, and you can reach speeds of up to fifty miles per hour. After the ribbon-cutting, professional diver and Olympian Owen Weymouth was the first diver to hit the ninety-foot jump.
More details about the jumps are from the Utah Olympic Parks announcement from June:
From 27-meters, you fall for 3 seconds and can reach speeds of about 50mph. The first high-diving facility in the U.S. is now at @UtahOlympicPark. @USADiving would like to see high-diving become an Olympic sport. We're doing a story on this for @KSL5TV at 6. #ksltv #cannonball pic.twitter.com/CRDdtoVkIt
— Alex Cabrero (@KSL_AlexCabrero) July 9, 2021
Fun to watch, but probably a terrifying experience unless you’re a professional. Based on the challenge and risk of these jumps, it will not be open to the general public. The Utah Olympic Park is currently open for tours and other various attractions and activities though.