Patricki, Cody and Ollie looking stoked after completing their final course assessment, a unconscious waterman, unassisted rescue.   

Patricki, Cody and Ollie looking stoked after completing their final course assessment, a unconscious waterman, unassisted rescue.

 

Blue sky's and blue water topped off a great final day of an Intermediate Waterman Course with local grommet chargers Patricki, Cody and Ollie. The three boys at just 15 years old showed maturity in the water far beyond their years. The boys learned all the skills necassary to keep themselves safe in the ocean as well the ability to rescue others, these included:

  • Apnea Training 
  • Advanced Swimming Techniques
  • Freediving Skills
  • Sea Survival
  • Recue and First Aid 
 Cody performing a series of controlled recovery breaths after easily completing a 2min30sec static apnea.

Cody performing a series of controlled recovery breaths after easily completing a 2min30sec static apnea.

By the end of the course the boys were easily perferming breath holds of over 2 minutes and up to 2 minutes 30 seconds. They also perfomed advanced CO2 dynamic apnea training tables with underwater swims with no fins of up to 40m.

 The boys performing a static apnea training table   

The boys performing a static apnea training table

 

The course not only prepares them physically by swimming up to 4 km each day in all conditions but also mentally through a series of intense apnea training.

It was a pleasure to train with such a mature and positive group of young watermen and i look forward to trainong and surfing with them again very soon. well done grommets! very impressed!

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