FREEDIVING

We see Freediving as a moment of pleasure, to get in touch with yourself and the sea in respect of the environment and safety regulations.

Freediving is commonly known as “Apnea” in latin based languages. The word apnea comes from the Greek a-pnoia, or breathless. It is currently used to indicate diving while holding one’s breath, and in its modern meaning it indicates a sports discipline aimed at the well-being and psychophysical improvement of the individual.

Currently, apnea, or freediving, has several specialties, several championships and many fans in the world, but the real strength of this sport is that more than any other touches the instinctive reflexes of the human being, putting on the same level the physical and mental aspect and allowing the freediver to experience unique emotions and sensations.

Apnea courses and training

We organize courses and trainings on various levels throughout the year. It’s in fact a discipline that can be practiced by everyone and aimed at psychophysical growth of the person.

ASD FreeWaterH2O carries out its courses and trainings in Rome and in Italy.

The Circolo Nuoto Belle Arti is a multifunctional club equipped with a 33m long swimming pool, a beautiful classroom for dry exercises and theory, as well as countless services in a well-kept setting on the banks of the Tiber.

During the summer our base of operations is located at the Lido i Gabbiani in the fantastic context of the Riviera dei Cedri in Calabria.

In addition, in Italy we organize events in many locations. To stay informed about upcoming events visit the page or contact us.

How courses and trainings take place:

How the course is structured:

Each course is aimed at improving physical and mental abilities in order to achieve full awareness of their limits, and acquire knowledge about safety rules and correct behavior to be kept in the water.

The courses are divided into three main sections:

  • Theoretical development, aimed at studying the principles of apnea, physiology and relaxation.
  • Lessons of confined water in the pool, to learn the technique, diaphragmatic breathing, compensation, static and dynamic apnea.
  • Lessons of open water in the sea, to practice freediving in constant trim as well as putting into practice the procedures of safety.

At the end of the course and upon achievement of the objectives, the student will receive a certificate of participation in the course consisting of an international patent to be used worldwide.

Pool trainings:

Dedicated to all those who already have the certificate and want to improve their performance and stay in shape.

The training program is studied by our instructors and adapted to the needs of the athlete with the aim of stimulating and improving the physical and technical characteristics.

The training is aimed at developing and refining all aspects that come into play during freediving:

  • Aerobic strengthening in water and outisde water.
  • Increase in the threshold of lactacid tolerance.
  • Improvement of hypercapnic and hypoxic tolerance thresholds.
  • Muscle strengthening and elasticity.
  • Improvement of finning technique.

Sea trainings:

Also dedicated to those who have previously obtained the certificate, are aimed at improving performance in depth.

The training program is studied by our instructors and adapted to the needs of the athlete with the aim of stimulating and improving the physical and technical characteristics.

The training sessions are organized in such a way as to have a support boat and be followed on each cable by an instructor who will take care of the different aspects that come into play in freediving.

Spearfishing:

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To participate in our activities and become part of our sports family contact us.