La Crosse, WI – Intermediate Freediver Courses with Edge Freediving

Intermediate Course

 June 26-30 Lake Wazee (near La Crosse, WI)

August 24-26 Lake Wazee (near La Crosse, WI)

Cost $695.00 USD
Prerequisite Courses None
Curriculum Details  
Location & Schedule Information:
Contact lessons@edgefreediving.com

Location Info

Classroom and Pool Sessions

La Crosse YMCA, 1140 Main St, La Crosse, WI 54601, Phone: 608-782-9622

Open Water Sessions

Lake Wazee.

We will meet at Wazee Sports Center LLC:

942 Red Iron Rd

Black River Falls, WI

Please note that the extra fees for boat training may apply.

Nearby Hotels/Motels

  • Best Western Plus Riverfront Hotel,  1835 Rose St, La Crosse, WI, 608-781-7000  book.bestwestern.com
  • Radisson Hotel La Crosse, 200 Second St S, La Crosse, WI, 608-784-6680  radisson.com
  • Super 8 La Crosse, 1625 Rose St, La Crosse, WI, 608-781-8880 super8.com

Equipment Requirements

We do not encourage people to purchase a new set of dive gear for this course as we will discuss proper freediving gear at length in class.  Bring whatever you already have, whether it’s Scuba gear, freedive gear, snorkel gear, or backyard swimming pool gear.  You will need the following in one shape or another:

  • mask
  • fins
  • snorkel
  • wetsuit (3mm in NC, variable in other locations)
  • weight belt/weights

You will also need:

  • bathing suit
  • towel
  • pen

Schedule

The following schedule is subject to change. Any major changes to the final schedule will be emailed, to those who have registered, one to two weeks before the start of the clinic.

DAY 1

8:00am – 2:00pm Classroom Session

Introduction

Registration

Emergency Procedures

Proper Breathing

Techniques

Equipment

Physiology of Freediving

3:00pm – 6:00pm Pool Session

Rescue Skills

Static Apnea

Development

Technique Evaluation.

DAY 2

8:00am – 10:00pm Pool Session

Pool Training Exercises

Static Apnea Development

11:00pm – 2:00pm Classroom

Physics & Physiology of Freediving

2:00pm – 7:00pm Open Water session

Warm-ups

constant Ballast

Rescue Evaluations

DAY 3

8:00am – 1:00pm Classroom

Physiology of Freediving

Training Programs

2:00pm – 6:00pm Open Water session

Warm-ups

Free Immersion

Rescue Evaluations

Technique Development

DAY 4

8:00am – 12:00pm Open Water Session

Warm-ups

Free Immersion

Rescue Evaluations

Technique Development

1:00pm – 3:00pm Wrap up at local restaurant (optional)

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