FREEDIVE: An Intro to Freediving Workshop - Feb19

  • Date
    Wednesday, 19 February, 2020
  • Time
    From 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm EST
  • Organizer name
    Surf the Greats
  • Price
  • Website
  • Address
    Surf the Greats
    101-250 Carlaw Ave
    Toronto, ON

Surf the Greats is joining forces with Toronto Island Freediving to introduce you to freediving. This special workshop is your first step toward discovering why freediving is becoming a popular way to explore beneath the waves.

Freediving is about inward power, discipline and control. If you’ve always wanted to enter the underwater world quietly, on your own terms, staying as long as your breath allows, then freediving is for you.

This workshop is divided into two sections, and you can choose to take just the dry portion or both:

Part I: Apnea / Exercises for Freediving Performance (Dry)
Wednesday, February 19, 7–9PM at Surf the Greats

250 Carlaw Ave, Toronto, ON. M4M 3L1

No pre-requisites

In this workshop you will be given an introduction to freediving and its applications in surfing, a brief introduction to apnea theory, and several breathing exercises to increase your breath hold performance in a controlled and safe environment.

Part II: Intro to Freediving (Pool)
Sunday, February 23, 12–2PM at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre

875 Morningside Ave, Toronto, ON M1C 0C7

Pre-requisite: Part I: Apnea / Exercises for Freediving Performance (Dry)*

*If you took Part I in October 2019, you are eligible to participate in Part II without having to take Part I again.

This workshop is the application of the knowledge acquired in the part I in a diving pool. We will be using the Pan Am Diving Tank with a depth of 5 metres to practice free immersion (pulling down the line) whilst holding the breath and equalizing in buddy rotation around the surface float; as well as other techniques utilized in freediving. This is a great opportunity to introduce you to the sport.