updated 04/30/2013 AT 1:35 PM ET
•originally published 04/30/2013 AT 4:50 PM ET
It’s one thing when a celebrity gets hurt training for the ballroom on Dancing with the Stars. But as fans of this spring’s TV diving competition Splash have learned, when you put a star up on a springboard or platform, the danger level soars.
Or does it?
PEOPLE.com readers have expressed concern that the ABC reality competition poses a real threat to its participants – that the show may simply be too dangerous.
And when Kendra Wilkinson stepped down from the competition, she spoke up about her perception of the perils of the sport. “Every morning I would wake up and be shaking,” she told PEOPLE earlier this month. “It’s a really risky show. I related jumping off the high board into the water to jumping to my death. That’s how big of a deal it was. To me, it really meant risking my life.”
So we decided to do some investigating.
“Every sport has its hazards, but diving requires many skill sets in order to become proficient. This poses a tremendous challenge,” legendary diver and Splash coach Greg Louganis tells PEOPLE of the risks that celebrities take competing on the show.