CLEVELAND — All week we've been tasking our TV personalities with facing their biggest fears.
For Hollie Strano, her fear involves heights and water.
You see, Hollie is terrified of heights and as Dave was soon to find out, he also had a fear of plunging into water from higher than 25 feet.
Hollie never intended to jump, it’s just that much of a fear, so Dave came along for moral support and to jump for her. With the help of American Flyers Diving and Cleveland State University, Hollie and Dave were able to conquer their fears.
Part one of their adventure is in the player above. You can watch part two to see the conclusion HERE:
Although Hollie didn’t jump, she did climb all the way to the top, more than 30 feet above the water, which was not an easy task for her.
See photos from their high dive experience:
PHOTOS | Face your fears week: Hollie Strano and Dave Chudowsky take on high dive
Dave had no issue with the height, but the higher he got the more difficult it was to jump. He conquered the five-meter and seven-meter platforms and felt that was enough, leaving the 10-meter for another day.
Marc Cahalane and Lyle Yost from American Flyers Diving taught Dave the proper way to jump from Olympic Diving Heights.
“All the way at the top there is the 10-meter platform that’s about 33 feet. You hit the water going about 30 mph” Cahalane said.
It’s not as simple as just jumping, there is a proper form to it. As Dave found out, if you make a mistake, it hurts! The moral support shown as Hollie and Dave faced their fears is remarkable!
With this kind of bravery, maybe they will be ready to dive in at 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo?
We also want to give a special nod to Fleet Feet of Westlake for lending us the wet suits.
Want more diving? Check out these moments from the 2016 Olympics in Rio: