The Parent/Grom Workshop is for groms as young as 5, and for parents who would like to take the course with their child (regardless of your child’s age).
This 6 hour workshop follows the same basic format as the Watergroms Workshop, with a few changes to accommodate all ages. This workshop is a great family activity and perfect for kids who might be a little nervous.
The goal of this workshop is to teach basic freediving and breath control techniques that will help increase comfort and confidence in the water.
During two separate pool sessions, we will cover skills that increase underwater efficiency, learn how to handle hold downs, and will practice staying relaxed during intimidating situations.
NEXT WORKSHOP DATES
Parent/Grom Breath Control Workshop
$187 per person
SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2021
SUNDAY, JUNE 6 2021
Northwood High School
4515 Portola Pkwy
Irvine, Ca 92602
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING…
“It was really great to be able to challenge ourselves in a controlled environment.
We surprised ourselves and grew as a family, grew as individuals. We learned things we didn’t know about regarding the water, the ocean, and our bodies.”
“A few weeks ago, we took one of the coolest classes we have ever taken as a family.
Watergroms is a program that helps kids and adults hold their breath past their comfort level. It teaches you how to push beyond your “safe” zone and into a place where you meet your internal limitations.
Breath is life when you realize how much control you have over it in your mind and it takes on new meaning.
The kids learned safety techniques for when they are in the ocean and held down by larger sets, and they also learned how to relax into a space that previously made them uncomfortable. This class is EVERYTHING, especially for kids who love the waves.
Aside from all of that, learning together with my kids was probably the best part. I can’t wait to take this knowledge and bring it into the ocean.”
“The most amazing experience!! I got to relive my swimming days and had the best time EVER. All of those years on swim team and I can’t remember learning about breath hold techniques, at least not like this.
Not to sound cheesy, but it was one of the most memorable days we have had and my kids can’t stop talking about it. The look of shock on their faces when I swam underwater the first length of the pool was hilarious.
All parents, I genuinely encourage you to experience Watergroms with your littles!”
BASIC COURSE SCHEDULE
Both the Parent/Grom Course and the Watergroms Breath Control course follow this basic course schedule. Each courses typically runs between 5 and 6 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?