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Freediving - Personal Training Record

This page contains my freediving training progress over time since I started:

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Goals:

Constant Ballast 46m (150ft) depth
Dynamic Apnea with Fins 120m (393ft) distance
Dynamic Apnea without Fins 75m (246ft) distance
Static Apnea (Dry) 6 minutes 30 seconds
Static Apnea (Wet) 5 minutes 45 seconds

 

Static Apnea (breath-hold)

Breath-holds since I first started.

Date: Time: [m:ss] Wet / Dry: Condition: Contraction
Start:
Notes:
02/25/2005 4:48 Wet LOMC ~4:00 Bad final ventilation caused too much hypocapnia even before purging.
Breath-up:
5:00 Fac, 2:00 V, 2:30 H, 3:30 V, 3:00 H, 5:00 V, 4:00 H, 7:00 V
02/22/2005 5:19 Wet LOMC 3:50 Too much purging causing hypocapnia.
Breath-up:
5:00 Fac, 2:00 V, 2:30 H, 3:30 V, 3:00 H, 5:00 V, 4:00 H, 7:00 V
02/13/2005 4:54 Wet   2:45

First static in 8 months... didn't do full breathe-up.
Breath-up:
5:00 Fac, 2:00 V, 2:30 H, 3:00 V, 3:00 H, 5:00 V

05/17/2004        

PACKING INJURY

05/07/2004 5:16 Wet   4:00

Breath-up:
5:00 Fac, 2:00 V, 2:30 H, 3:30 V, 3:00 H, 5:00 V, 4:00 H, 7:00 V

05/04/2004 5:45 Wet LOMC  

Breath-up:
5:00 Fac, 2:00 V, 2:30 H, 3:30 V, 3:00 H, 4:00 V, 4:00 H, 7:00 V

04/28/2004 5:02 Wet   3:15 Breath-up:
5:00 Fac, 2:00 V, 2:30 H, 3:30 V, 3:00 H, 4:00 V, 4:00 H, 7:00 V
04/22/2004 5:45 Wet LOMC 3:45  
04/13/2004 6:01 Dry   4:15 Did right after O2 Table #10.
03/04/2004 5:00 Wet   2:30  
03/01/2004 5:43 Dry     Lab experiment. 3:00 hyperventilation.
02/29/2004 5:02 Dry   2:33  
02/27/2004 4:20 Dry   2:20  
02/26/2004 3:30 Wet   2:00  
02/23/2004 3:30 Dry      
02/18/2004 3:10 Dry      
Previous Best 3:00 Dry     Personal best prior to start of course.

 

Constant Ballast:

Date: Location: Dive Type: Depth: Time: Notes:
06/13/2004 Ansel Place, BC Constant Ballast 92 ft   First shallow CB dive after chest injury.
Successful mouthfill technique at 50ft.
05/17/2004         PACKING INJURY
04/24/2004 Ansel Place, BC Constant Ballast 136 ft ~1:17 Limited by equalization air shortage. Need mouthfill.
04/17/2004 Ansel Place, BC Constant Ballast 133 ft 1:16 Limited by equalization air shortage.
04/10/2004 Ansel Place, BC Constant Ballast 129 ft 1:15  
04/10/2004 Ansel Place, BC Free Immersion 69 ft    
04/03/2004 Ansel Place, BC Constant Ballast 99 ft 0:55  
03/28/2004 Ansel Place, BC Constant Ballast 54 ft 0:37  
03/28/2004 Ansel Place, BC Free Immersion 49 ft    
Previous Best n/a Constant Ballast 20 ft    

 

Dynamic Apnea with Fins:

Date: Location: Distance: Time: Notes:
02/27/2005 UBC, BC (25m pool) 113 m 2:13 Tired as it was right after dynamic no-fins attempt, and still probably too much breathe-up (6 purges). Air violation and LOMC. Dry static warmup.
02/26/2005 UBC, BC (25m pool) 114 m 2:08 Probably too much breathe-up (14 purges), so felt near limit at end. Dry static warmup.
02/15/2005 UBC, BC (25y pool) 102 m   First time tried dry static for warmup, no wetsuit, shivering before start of dynamic, but still managed to get a reasonable distance!
02/13/2005 UBC, BC (25y pool) 75 m   Cold, after static session, so didn't expect much.
06/14/2004 UBC, BC (25y pool) 75 m   Monofin 1st time.
05/17/2004       PACKING INJURY
05/09/2004 UBC, BC (55y pool) 100.6 m 2:00  
04/09/2004 SFU, BC (25m pool) 87.5 m    
04/01/2004 SFU, BC (25m pool) 75 m    
03/25/2004 SFU, BC (25m pool) 62 m    
03/18/2004 SFU, BC (25m pool) 50 m    
03/11/2004 SFU, BC (25m pool) 25 m    

 

Dynamic Apnea without Fins:

Date: Location: Distance: Time: Notes:
02/27/2005 UBC, BC (25m pool) 61 m 1:23 First time doing no-fins. Clean performance. Dry static warmup

 


Reader's Comments:

Please leave your comments or suggestions below!
2009-01-01RobD
 I have trouble about 2mins in
my heart starts pounding viciously
and I feel a 'not enough air' type of panic
and so far have always aborted
because it felt so wrong

are these symptoms typical?
is it safe to push through that distress?
2008-01-22dennis
 im sorry but i have no clue about this sport what is lung packing and how could this be fun if you r at risk of blacking out and lung damage
 While there are some risks associated with the sport, it is truly amazing what this can do for your ability to do "snorkeling" and other diving. Lung packing is a technique that some freedivers use to increase the capacity of air brought into the lungs over the amount that you'd normally be able to take in during a breath. With packing, there are greater risks in injuries that involve over-expansion if one is not careful.
2006-11-22Walter Johnson
 Hi, in your freediving training progress page one of the abbreviations you use is "fac". What does that mean? Thanks.

Walt
 I have used the abbreviation Fac to represent times that I spend during Facial Immersion. During this time I have my bare forehead immersed in the water and breathe through a snorkel. You can do this either without a mask or with a mask that has been flooded. Cold water is ideal. This is yet another way to help trigger the mammalian dive reflex.

 


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