Pool training: Lap swim for freediving

Once I started teaching, I began to realize that for new divers without a swimming background, the whole process of going to a community pool lap swim can be intimidating, and while they may have figured out that all top ocean and depth freedivers train to varying degrees in pools, the new diver may not be sure where to start. Here's some tips, useful not only to freedivers who have no history of pool training, but also for freedivers who may be quite at home in a lap swim but looking for the best way to train specifically for ocean/depth diving in a swimming pool. 1) Don't even think about doing unsupervised static training or max attempts at a lap swim. A lifeguard does not count as 'sup

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