TALKS & LECTURES
Hi my name is Steve Millard. I am a BSAC Open water Instructor and an AIDA Freediving Instructor Trainer and a PADI Freediving Instructor Trainer / IDC Staff Instructor. I can arrange to do a talk for you on the sport of Freediving. As many people are now aware it is a growth sport, and it is a great sport to help other sports such as SCUBA, Kayaking, surfers, spearfisherman and others. It is also obviously a sport in its own right so we can discuss why we enjoy it so much.
I have been in the water sports industry since leaving school, which is over a quarter of a decade ago. For the whole of this time I have snorkeled, but for the last 15 years I have pursued Freediving as a proper sport (not just ‘deep snorkeling’). I have represented the UK at the World Championships twice as an athlete, and coached the National squad. I currently represent AIDA (the International governing body for Freediving, very similar to the BSAC) on the Education commission. I have Chaired the British Freediving association and have took other committee roles.
I coach a number of International athletes and we have the main club based in the North of England, Scotland and Wales.
I would like the opportunity to chat to as many of the club members as possible, i’ve put together a short presentation, but in all honesty the main point of the lecture is to have meaningful interactions, questions about the sport and dispel any myths, and let you know why we enjoy it so much.
The presentation will be around 1 – 1.5 hours with video and cover some of the following subjects:
— Who Governs freediving
— My Personal Introduction
— What is Freediving?
— Freediving equipment
— Freediving Disciplines
— Safety in Freediving
— How to start Freediving
As I said though, any specific queries will be answered, and the content is different each time I run it to cater for those in the lecture. Please contact me below if you wish me to come and give your club a lecture.
I am a qualified teacher, so if you wish a presentation on something more specific I can discuss this too, i’ve done lectures on UK Freediving for Coventry dive show and benefits of freediving at the Manchester dive show for example
Please get in touch if you want me to do a talk on your club evening
Email me here – Please provide as much detail as possible including dates, venue etc and I will get back to you usually within 24 hours.