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12 year old newbie

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Mar 27, 2005
Hello, im 12 and from ireland. I can hold my breath on dry land for 1:20 my
pb 1:30. I can do 25m = 1 lenth on the top of the water in our local. I don't know much teckniques i usaly just hold my breath. Could anyone give me some tips and what normal for my age,

Dear Youthful Newbie,

I have a family of freedivers. The girls started when they were about your age. Based on their learning curve, I would say you're off to a good start. A very good start. Tips: Read---this forum and freediving books. Sounds like you'll be *down* to 25 meters in very short order. I would strongly advise that you begin that part of your training under the watchful eye of a more experienced and, ahem, older freediver for practical tips, coaching and safety.

Warmest regards, Charles Engles
static is when you hold your breath as long as possible and dynamic is when you swim the lenth of the pool to see how far you can get.

Welcome young earthling.
Make sure someone's watching when you're doing this stuff. Other than that, have fun :)
Erik Y.
Hello Donncha!

I also started to train freediving serious when I was 12 years old.
1.20-1.30 is normal or good for your age.
I actually did a research in my school about how long my friends could hold their breath, very fun, you should try it!
Not everyone could do over 1 minute but after I gave them some advise some off them could do around 1.20-1.30. One of my friends did 2 minutes, my PB was around 2.30.

Keep training but you should always have someone watching you.
If you search on the Internet after some tips on breath holding I am sure on that you could reach 2 minutes very soon! =)

Freediver 15
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