The No-Fins Freediver clinic is designed to be an introduction to No-Fins swimming and to help the student develop the basic skills, techniques and knowledge necessary to start the sport efficiently.
Coaching (3 months remote coaching)
Mono & No-Fins courses combined
Mono, No-Fins and remote coaching
50% OFF if you do the course a second time for additional experience.
Students will be introduced to 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.
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.
It will take the form of a short theory introduction with some videos, a pool session of around 3 hours and a follow up theory session to go through videos taken in the water on the day. There will be technique demonstrations, training ideas and other valuable information.
The bottom line is, if you are poor at no fins you will get big benefits and if you are already good, the fine tuning will get you extra distance.
- 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, dry practical, two pool sessions.
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 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. Have completed the AIDA ** Freediver course/ AIDA ** Pool Freediver course 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.
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 No-Fins 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.
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.
Steve MillardAIDA Freediving Instructor Trainer & PADI Master Freediving Instructor
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.