There was plenty to keep my attention at the 172nd Annual Dutchess County Fair. One staple I remember from my childhood county and state fair experience was a diving show.

As I made my way around the fair I noticed an all too familiar sky scraping tower with it's patriotic intentions waving at the top. My smile grew ear to ear when I realized there was a diving show featured at the fair this year!

While I've seen this multiple times it's been more than 15 years since I spectated this unique display of silly athleticism. I didn't hesitate to whip out my phone (camera) and capture this moment.

Setting aside the obvious danger involved in performing this leap, I take into account how exhausting it must be to climb this tower. I'll put it into perspective for you, how tired would you be after climbing 4 flights of stairs? Now, remove the generous incline provided by the stairwell and just climb straight up. I'd be huffing and puffing after about 5 feet.