WATERGROMS

BREATH CONTROL COURSES


The WATERGROMS Level 1 Course is a 5 hour course that teaches kids ages 9-15 basic freediving and breath control techniques that will help increase comfort and confidence in the water.  

During two separate pool sessions, we 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 Level 1 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.

UPCOMING DATES

NEXT COURSE DATES

Parent/Grom Course
Saturday, August 15, 2020 | Irvine, Ca
10am-3pm

William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center
4601 Walnut Ave
Irvine, Ca 92604

WATERGROMS Breath Control Workshop
Level 1
Sunday, August 16, 2020 | Irvine, Ca
10am-3pm

William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center
4601 Walnut Ave
Irvine, Ca 92604

BASIC COURSE SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE

Both the Parent/Grom Course and the Watergroms Level 1 course 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?

CONTACT US

808.551.1623

MORGAN@MORGANISMYNAME.COM

 

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