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The WATERGROMS Breath Control Training Course is a 5 hour course that teaches kids ages 9-15 (and also adults) basic freediving and breath control techniques that help increase comfort and confidence in the water.  

During two separate pool sessions, participants will learn skills that increase underwater efficiency, how to handle hold downs, and will practice relaxing during intimidating situations.

For groms as young as 5, and for parents who would like to take the course with their child, we have the Parent/Grom course.  This is the same basic course as the Watergroms course, with a few changes to accommodate all ages (as well as kids who might be a little bit nervous), and is a great family activity.

WATERGROMS (AGES 9-13)

TEENS AND ADULTS (14+)

WINTER/SPRING BREATH CONTROL COURSE DATES

WATERGROMS Breath Control Training Course
$187

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2023
11AM-5PM
WILLIAM WOOLLETT JR AQUATICS CENTER, IRVINE

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2023
OCEANSIDE

SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2023
IRVINE

SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2023
OCEANSIDE

Parent/Grom Breath Control Training Course
$187 per person

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2023
9AM-3PM
OCEANSIDE

*SPECIAL MOMS AND GROMS COURSE*
MOMS 50% OFF
SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2023
IRVINE

 

Ocean Confidence and Breath Control Training Course
(Adult Class)
$187

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2023
11AM-5PM
IRVINE

SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2023
OCEANSIDE

SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2023
OCEANSIDE

SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2023
IRVINE

TRAINING SESSIONS

WATERGROMS:
INTERMEDIATE TRAINING SESSIONS FOR RETURNERS
$45 DROP IN FEE

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2023 | IRVINE 3PM-5PM

SUNDAY, FEB 26, 2023 | OCEANSIDE 1PM-3PM

SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2023 | OCEANSIDE 1PM-3PM

 SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2023 | IRVINE 1PM-3PM

SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2023 | IRVINE 1PM-3PM

SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2023 | OCEANSIDE 1PM-3PM

SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2023 | IRVINE 1PM-3PM

OCEAN SESSIONS

WATERGROMS Catalina
Ocean Training Sessions
$200

Emerald Bay, Catalina
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WATERGROMS Laguna Beach
Ocean Training Sessions
$125

Shaws Cove,
Laguna Beach

WATERGROMS La Jolla
Ocean Training Sessions
$125

The Marine Room Beach,
La Jolla

COURSE SCHEDULE

All of our breath control training courses follow this basic course schedule.  Each courses typically runs between 4 and 5 hours including breaks.

  LEARN FREEDIVING BASICS

We start the course with an introduction to some basic freediving techniques.  By practicing static breath holds in a controlled environment, your child will be better prepared to handle breath holds in less predictable, more intimidating situations.

In the freediving basics session, your child will:

  • get a brief introduction to freediving and breath holding
  • practice breathing techniques
  • practice static apnea (face down breath hold in one spot)

  PRACTICE BASIC RESCUE TECHNIQUES

The Ocean can be unpredictable.  By learning basic rescue techniques, your child will gain confidence in knowing what to do if something happens to go wrong.

In the rescue session, your child will learn:

  • signs that someone might be in trouble
  • how to prevent a black out
  • how to use a barrier to avoid a double drowning situation
  • how to keep your buddy safe until help can be reached

  REAL LIFE TYPE SCENARIOS

Now that your child has learned techniques to help maximize their breath hold, the next step is to put those techniques to use in real world type scenarios.  During these scenarios, we will cover:  underwater efficiency, staying calm and relaxed in intimidating situations, and techniques to improve breath hold and oxygen conservation.

Scenarios include (but aren’t limited to):

  • hold downs
  • getting caught inside during a set
  • leash pulls
  • getting stuck upside down
  • getting caught underwater without a breath

READY TO JOIN THE FUN?

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