freediving Monofin

Monofin Freediver Clinic

 

 

 

 

 

Course Purpose
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. 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.
  • 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

After this session the student freediver will be able to:
  • 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

After this session the student freediver will be able to:
  • Keep practicing the monofin style in the pool
  • Design a personal technique drill for further training with the help of the instructor

 

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.


Certification: Experience only
Duration: 1 Day
Day 1: Knowledge development, dry practical, two pool sessions
Requirements: Be 18 years of age or older, medical statement and be able to swim at least 100 metres non-stop and 300 metres with mask, snorkel and fins.

Cost: £125

Coaching (3 months remote coaching): £75

Mono and No Fins courses combined: £225

Mono / No Fins and remote coaching: £275

(If you do the course a second time for additional experience, it is half price)

Next course February 6th, 2016

Mono Fin Clinic

 

 

 

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

 

 

Check the quality of the students to see the quality of the coach.

 

 

 

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

Rebecca Coales UK record holder coach steve millard No-Fins Clinic

(Photo courtesy of Daan Verhoeven)

 

Course Purpose
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. 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, if you are already good with the fine tuning will get you extra distance.


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
  • 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

After this session the student freediver will be able to:
  • 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

After this session the student freediver will be able to:
  • Keep practicing the no-fins style in the pool
  • Design a personal technique drill for further training with the help of the instructor

 

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.


Certification: Experience only
Duration: 1 Day. Knowledge development, dry practical, two pool sessions
Requirements: Be 18 years of age or older, 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

Cost: £125

Coaching (3 months remote coaching): £75

Mono and No Fins courses combined: £225

Mono / No Fins and remote coaching: £275

(If you do the course a second time for additional experience, it is half price)

Next course February 7th, 2016

No Fins Clinic

 

 

 

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

 

Check the quality of the students to see the quality of the coach.

 


Contact:

E-mail: Steve@freedivers.co.uk Phone: 07940998915

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.