Challenge yourself with cutting-edge conditioning techniques combining Breath holding, movement & recovery methods designed to optimise adaptions in all aspects of human performance through exposure to a variety of stressors whilst underwater on a single breath.
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Time & Location

25 May 2019, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre - Tweed He, 18 Heffron St, Tweed Heads South NSW 2486, Australia

About The Event

Instructor: Jason Rice (Survival Apnea Instructor trainer / XPT certified Coach / Primal Movement Instructor).

UWT ( under water training ) experience. This 3 hour workshop has been created for anyone with an interest in taking their performance and conditioning to the new levels. You will be using weights and performing drills underwater on a single breath targeting all manner of conditioning for any sporting pursuit. Working under water on a single breath develops amazing self awareness and self control skills allowing you to better manage stress and make better decisions when exposed to any stressful situation.

Under water training is not only a fun and novel way to mix up your training but also provides a completely different stimulus that challenges both body and mind in very unique way. Creating adaptions not able to be immitated in any other training environment. Adaptations include Increased mental fortitude. Increased tolerance to high levels of carbon dioxide and lactic acid. Improved metabolic buffering. Increased EPO production. Altitude training adaptions that are more effective than training at altitude. Greater Oxygen efficiency. Dramatic improvement in recovery ability. Lower Injury Risk.

Under water training is very unique in the way it can create very high intensity training effects with very low physical impact.

Warning its super addictive!

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During the workshop you will experience the following:


Under water training provides a different kind of stimulus that challenges your body in new ways forcing additional training adaptions. This helps avoid performance plateaus and keeps training regimes fun and engaging.

Mental Fortitude

When stressed under water on a single breath the mind influences the responses of your physical body in unprecedented ways . Underwater training offers the opportunity to develop acute awareness of how you react to stress and how you can better mange your responses. Such as developing productive self-talk during techniques to use moments of extreme stress to improve performance.

Breath Training

An emphasis is placed on your breathing (preparation and recovery) which forms foundational pillar for successful completion of repeated underwater tasks. Holding your breath underwater creates unique and beneficial physiological adaptions whilst also teaching efficient control and coordination of movement in oder to preserve oxygen and minimise production of metabolic waste such as CO2.

Lower Injury Risk

One of the biggest benefits of under water training is the much lower risk of physical injury compared to land based training. Due to the density of the water impact forces are significantly reduced when you are under water. This lower impact on the joints and connective tissues allows people to perform ballistic and plyometric movements with a much lower risk of injury than their land based counterparts. For this reason water training is often used during rehabilitation programs for people returning from injury. IE athletes recovering from injuries can often perform movements underwater that they are not yet able to do on land.


Underwater training programs can also be a great active rest alternative between intense workout sessions or after competition. As the water unloads a lot of the impact forces coming down during jumping and other underwater movements, most pool exercises are easier on the joints and safer than similar land based exercises. However the main recovery benefits are found in breath enhancements developed as a result of breathing techniques used to recover the mind and body between bouts of immersion.


Our training is super safe. We use a buddy system for training and teach everyone how to manage safety issues unique to the confined underwater environment. We use only hypercapnia training techniques. IE stimulate the urge to breath by elevationg CO2 whist maintaining high levels of O2 in the body. As a result our training carries no more risk than traditional lap swimming. This workshop is conducted in shallow pools only (1-2 meters in depth).

Worried about your breath holding ability - The breath holds durations we use are very short. The length of time you spend underwater is also determined by your individual ability.

You must be able to swim 200 meters unassisted to comfortably participate in this training.

Gear required - swim goggles (not a dive mask), surf wetsuit plus swimmers or boardies (If your are not a strong swimmer we suggest you bring small body boarding or similar style rubber swim fins).


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