Date: January 2002
Location: SFU (Simon Fraser University) Vancouver, British Columbia
Details: Performance Freediving and the Canadian Association of Freediving and Apnea (CAFA) bring to Simon Fraser University a Basic Freediving course. This multi-faceted clinic is targeted at enthusiastic men and women who want to learn more or better their abilities and knowledge in basic freediving or advanced snorkeling techniques.
Overview: Basic Freediving is a two evening and two afternoon clinic that teaches participants in advanced snorkeling techniques to achieve depths in the range of 10-20 meters with the emphasis on safety and comfort.
Upon completion of the Basic Freediving clinic, interested participants can apply for selection to continue through with a 10-week experimental Freediving Coaching Program designed to enhance the participants physiological, psychological capabilities along with the techniques required as a competitor in freediving competitions.
During this coaching program the Kinesiology Department of SFU has been invited to help measure and collect data involving the physiological changes and adaptations. Volunteers will be selected on the basis that they may compete in a CAFA National Competition towards helping form Team Canada for future international competitions.
The Basic Freediver program consists of classroom sessions, confined water and open water components.
Classroom Sessions cover the following:
Prerequisites: Candidates should enter the clinic with basic to advanced swimming skills, but most importantly water comfort. Candidate should be able to complete the following:
Clinic Price: TBA This includes the following:
Updated 17 March 2001