WATERGROMS: THE BASICS
Not sure if your grom is ready for 5 hours in the pool? Watergroms: The Basics is the course for you.
This 3 hour course will cover the basic safety and breath hold techniques required to participate in intermediate training sessions as well as ocean sessions.
Open to kids 7 years and older, this class will include the most popular drills and breath hold skills we do in the Watergroms course, just in a more condensed version.
These classes will be limited to a smaller group size to ensure every participant is comfortable and confident with all of the techniques covered.
This course will focus on:
- Basic freediving and breath control
- Basic safety and rescue techniques
- Easily diving down in a wetsuit
- Ear Clearing
- An introduction to the standard Watergroms drills practiced in the main course
NEXT COURSE DATES
Watergroms: The Basics Breath Control Course
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 9AM-1PM
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23 9AM-1PM
William A Wagner Aquatics Center
3306 Senior Center Drive
Oceanside, Ca 92056
BASIC COURSE SCHEDULE
LEARN BASIC BREATH CONTROL TECHNIQUES
We start the course with an hour-long introduction to some basic freediving techniques.
In this session, your child will:
- get a brief introduction to freediving and breath holding
- practice breathing techniques
- practice static apnea (no movement breath hold)
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):
- Our horizontal line (slow and steady drills)
- Rock Running
- Underwater problem solving