STATIC BREATH HOLD FREEDIVING CLINIC
The course will consist of a theory lecture to bring the student up to speed with current knowledge in this area, it will include some practical dry sessions, and then formation in the water for a static breath hold session under favourable conditions.
STATIC BREATH HOLD CLINIC
50% OFF if you do the course a second time for additional experience.
We will look at training zones and how to plan ahead for training, describe and practice some useful exercises, give you an idea of many relaxation exercises to practice regularly and during your static apnea practices and look at diet and nutrition and what you can do to maximise your statics.
We designed this course sometime ago, and it has benefitted previous students from the course.
- Equipment for use without fins for training and how it differs from other freediving equipment.
- Dry training to develop the body for no-fins freediving, warm up routines and breath up procedures.
- Dry training to develop the body for no-fins freediving, warm up and breath up procedures.
- Physiology for no-fins freediving.
- How to get correct weighting.
- Sources of further information.
- Stretching specifically for no-fins use.
- Mental preparation for a dynamic.
- Thoracic cage flexibility.
- Perform a stretching routine suitable for preparing the body for a no-fins freediving session.
- Perform apnea swims using no-fins for a maximum distance of 25m, to practice style and technique.
- Turns / Push Offs.
- Stroke rate.
- Keep practicing the no-fins style in the pool.
- Design a personal technique drill for further training with the help of the instructor.
DAY 1: THEORY & POOL SESSION
- Day 1:
Knowledge development, Static Apnea practical session, Dry session.
All freediving equipment used during the course will be provided and included in the price.
- Dive site fees:
Payable to the site if applicable.
Be 18 years of age or older, medical statement and be qualified to at least AIDA 2* pool or equivalent.
REMOTE COACHING OPTION
After the course you can choose to do the remote coaching option, this entails regular phone calls, video reviews (you need to send the videos for me to review but we can discuss that), and training plans.
I usually work with an athlete for a few months after the course to make sure the knowledge has sunk in, and you get the continued benefts of me helping you to improve. This is the key to long term success.
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3/4: DOWNLOAD FORMS
When you purchase the course you will receive your Medical & Liability forms, please bring them filled in and signed on the day. NOTE: If you have answered ‘yes’ in any of the questions then you will need a doctor’s signature to verify it is safe for you to take part in freediving.
4/4: ALL DONE
Congratulations – you’re all done. We will send you an email in the next day or two with further course information including some exercises to start off with.
Course fees include pool fees, equipment, the certification costs are covered when the open water section is paid for, and you can pay extra for certification at pool level if you choose. Open water fees are not included, some sites are free, some charge.
Yes – all equipment is provided, the school carries full kit, enough to kit several groups at once, so sizing is rarely an issue.
We have a cross over chart so that we can enrol you onto the appropriate course. Also those agencies that are not recognised, we can find fair ways of enrolling you onto the appropriate course and getting value from it. A freediver is a freediver, as well as rules being rules.
18 years to become an AIDA Freediver, if you have parental permission and you are joining with a parent, the age is 16 years of age.
12 months unless you visit us in-between that time and do some refresher training, then it can last another 12 months from that date. It is also possible to be signed off at AIDA 2* Pool Freediver level (you would be charged a nominal fee for the certification if doing it using this method). Most people however want to move onto the open water section of the course and complete the full AIDA 2* Freediver course.
You can get fit doing the sport! General health is important for safety, you will get a medical form to fill in, it is a self-declaration form. If you have any significant medical problems (heart/lungs, diabetes, asthma for example) you would need to see a Doctor first to see if the sport was for you. Many people have mild symptoms that do not preclude them from the sport with a Doctors permission, however a serious condition would likely stop you. You will benefit from a basic level of fitness, but being slightly overweight or slightly unfit won’t stop you from doing really well in the course. It is something you can work on.
We have put together some useful exercises and a reading pack for you to help you during the course. It is not compulsory to do this, however highly recommended.
No. It is designed as an entry level qualification, however, there is scope if you do have experience to still get benefits even from the entry level course. Our instructors are very experienced, so can take you to a higher level than required just to pass the course.
Chris Crawshaw learned with Apneists UK, here he is with his first successful UK record in 2012.
John Moorcroft is coached by Steve Millard of Apneists UK, current UK record holder 176m DNF.