Static Breath Hold 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.

Knowledge Development

  • 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.
  • Tables.
  • Sources of further information.

Dry practical

  • Stretching specifically for no-fins use.
  • Mental preparation for a dynamic.
  • Thoracic cage flexibility.

Confined Water
Session One

  • 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.

Confined Water
Session Two

  • 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

  • Certification:
    Experience only.
  • Duration:
    1 Day
  • Day 1:
    Knowledge development, Static Apnea practical session, Dry session.
  • 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 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.


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.


1/4: Pick a Course Date

Find the next available Static Breathhold 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.


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

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

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.