Mono Fin Clinic

WELCOME

The Monofin Freediver clinic is designed to be an introduction to Monofin swimming and to help the student develop the basic skills, techniques and knowledge necessary to start using the Mono fin efficiently.

COURSE Cost

Mono Fin Course
£125

Coaching (3 months remote coaching)
£75

Mono & No-Fins courses combined
£225

Mono, No-Fins and remote coaching
£275

50% OFF if you do the course a second time for additional experience.

COURSE OUTLINE

Students will be introduced to different approaches to freediving with a Mono-fin, exercises designed to work on style and how to design a training program.

Advanced techniques will be covered far beyond any current course syllabus. We will use video analysis to help improve stroke. Students do not have to own a mono before the clinic to benefit. All instructors/guest speakers are to be previous UK squad members and/or UK record holders. There will be a minimum of two, hopefully three depending on student numbers to keep ratios low.

Knowledge Development

  • Equipment for use with mono fins for training and how it differs from other freediving equipment, to include short fins, front snorkel and use of a float.
  • Equipment for use with mono fins for training and how it differs from other freediving equipment, to include short fins, front snorkel and use of a float.
  • Dry training to develop the body for no-fins freediving, warm up and breath up procedures
  • Physiology for mono fin freediving
  • How to get correct weighting
  • Sources of further information

Dry practical

  • Stretching specifically for mono-fin use.
  • Mental preparation for a dynamic.
  • Thoracic cage flexibility.

Confined Water
Session One

  • Perform a stretching routine suitable for preparing the body for a mono fins freediving session.
  • Perform apnea swims using monofins for a maximum distance of 50m, to practice style and technique.

Confined Water
Session Two

  • Keep practicing the monofin style in the pool.
  • Design a personal technique drill for further training with the help of the instructor

DAY 1: Theory & Pool

  • Certification:
    Experience only.
  • Duration:
    1 Days
  • Day 1:
    Knowledge development, dry practical, two pool sessions.
  • Equipment:
    All freediving equipment used during the course will be provided and included in the price.
  • Dive site fees:
    Payable to the site if applicable.
  • Requirements:
    Be 18 years or older, have completed the medical statement and be able to swim at least 100 metres non-stop and 300 metres with mask, snorkel and fins.

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.

IMPORTANT NOTE

Freediving, when practised properly, is a very safe sport. However there are risks so always dive with the supervision of a QUALIFIED and competent buddy.

Never hold your breath alone, even in water as shallow as your bath. Someone needs to be there who knows exactly what they are looking for and what to do in case of a blackout. A casual observer or even a lifeguard who hasn’t been specifically trained in apnea would not be suitable.

HOW TO BOOK

1/4: Pick a Course Date

Find the next available Mono-Fin Clinic from the google calendar below.

NOTE: Make sure you have the correct course location as there may be a few.

2/4: Pay Now

Reserve your spot on the course by making the corresponding payment from the dropdown below (please see below explanation).

NOTE: Do not forget to add the above course start date in the box marked ‘Course date’ as well.  

MONO FIN CLINIC
MONO FIN Course date

FULL COURSE: This will reserve your place for your chosen course date and include the complete course and pool fees.

DEPOSIT: This will reserve your place for your chosen course date. The next payment will be requested prior to the course starting or otherwise subject to any arrangement with your instructor.

POOL AND THEORY ONLY: This will reserve your place for your chosen course date and include the first day of classroom theory and pool practice including pool fees. The next payment for open water will be requested prior to the course starting or otherwise subject to any arrangement with your instructor.

OPEN WATER: This will reserve your place for the open water and final part. Dive site entrance fees are charged separately.

3/4: DOWNLOAD FORMS

Download both forms below and bring them filled in and signed on the day of the course.

NOTE:
If you have answered ‘yes’ in any of the question 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.

Your Instructor

Steve Millard

AIDA Freediving Instructor Trainer & PADI Master Freediving Instructor

Our Clients

Rebecca Coales did a Monofin Freediving Clinic with us in 2013, UK record holder 2014.

Masa the mermaid in Sheffield pool, Apneists UK helping a charity event.

Alice Hickson, Josh Walton, Jason Kirkpatrick and Camilla Argent on a recent No-Fins and Mono clinic.