Swooping is the apex discipline within the realm of “canopy piloting,” which describes all the complex maneuvers and dynamics that a skydiver executes under his or her parachute.
Swoopers think differently than most skydivers. When you’re swooping, skydiving isn’t about freefall. It’s about the spin-tastic parachute flight, capped off by a super-fast landing with lots of acrobatic flair. When executed by skilled practitioners, swooping landings can last a very long time, with the skydiver holding themselves in a dashing pose as the ground (or water) zips along beneath their waiting feet