TRAINING

We are a club run by its volunteering members with the aim of training regularly while giving each other tips and assistance. We don’t have paid coaches but support each other to become better divers through a supportive safe environment. We train regularly at the Whangārei pool for six months from April through until September and like to co-ordinate extra casual trainings and fun events throughout the year. Here is a link to our Constitution if you would like to know more about how our club operates.

To train you will need to have joined our online club portal, completed an induction session and signed up as a casual or full member. We try to train in the pool twice a week, once in Whangarei on Tuesday nights during the winter season. We use our club portal calander to co-ordinate and book spots in sessions.

Covid19 – Red means entry to public pools requires vaccination passports and we can’t run inductions due to the proximity required by the nessessary safety drills. Due to Covid space at trainings is now limited to 3 people per lane, so booking via the club portal is essential as we may only have one available lane at some trainings.

There are three main types of pool trainings: Static, Dynamic 02 and Dynamic CO2. As there may only be one training in each town per week we often try to have a small static session at the start of each training followed by either 02 (long slow swims with big intervals) or CO2 (short fast swims with small intervals)

Safety is a big part of our club with the mantra ‘always dive with a buddy’, we follow the National Pool Training Standards and have our club Incident Response Plan readily available.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:

Mask – or goggles and nose clip

Fins – Can be long freediving specific or short swim-fins to (make it harder)

Wetsuit – 2.5m (tri/surf suit) is ideal for dynamic and static sessions, however if you feel the cold, a 3 or 5mm spearfishing wetsuit is fine for an induction/static session. Some Dynamic training’s are OK without a wetsuit but please check the event description before ditching the suit as it usually only works for fast C02 sessions, we always recommend bringing one if you have it anyway.

Weight – Weight belt and weights, or a neck weight.