Professor Splash

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Professor Splash
Born Darren Taylor
1958/1959 (age 56–57)
Denver, Colorado, United States
Occupation Show diver
Website Professor Splash

Professor Splash (born 1960) is the show name of Darren Taylor. Taylor is an American show diver from Denver, Colorado. He is well known for breaking high diving records using small pools.[1][2] He holds the Guinness World Records for highest shallow water dive.[3] Taylor has been on The History Channel's Stan Lee's Superhumans and explained the form of his famous dive. Taylor appeared on Discovery Channel's Time Warp and set a world record dive captured on slow motion cameras.

In 2011, Professor Splash appeared on NBC's America's Got Talent as a part of the auditions that took place in Houston, Texas. He received a "yes" from all three judges and advanced to the Las Vegas round. From the Vegas round, he advanced directly to the live quarterfinals without having to perform. In the quarterfinals, he jumped 36 feet 7 inches into the water, setting a new Guinness world record. From that height he hit the water traveling at approximately 53 km/h (33 mph).[4] He was chosen over Seth Grabel in Judge's Choice, advancing into the semifinals. He was eliminated in the semifinals and did not advance to the top 10.

Later in 2011, he appeared during an episode of ITV's Red Or Black?.

He was also on Česko Slovensko má talent 2012 (another version of Got Talent).

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  1. ^ | Colorado's Online News Leader | 'Professor Splash' makes a record splash at Water World
  2. ^ Professor Splash Breaks World Diving Record On Japanese TV | Japan Probe
  3. ^ - Professor Splash breaks shallow diving record
  4. ^ The Splat Calculator (36'7" = 11.1506m)

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