WELCOME TO WATERGROMS
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.
WINTER/SPRING BREATH CONTROL COURSE DATES
WATERGROMS Breath Control Training Course
SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2023
WILLIAM A WAGNER AQUATICS CENTER, OCEANSIDE
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2023
WILLIAM WOOLLETT JR AQUATICS CENTER, IRVINE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2023
SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2023
SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2023
SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2023
Parent/Grom Breath Control Training Course
$187 per person
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