Course

Molchanovs Lap 1

Price: 155 €

Introduction to freediving:
Lap 1 pool course contains a complete theory of Wave 1 course. The only excluded part is the open water part, which can be added to the course anytime (at a pre-arranged date) during 1 year at one of our depth events and change Lap 1 pool certification to depth Wave 1. Why is it convenient? With Lap certificate you get access to Molchanovs weekly training program for pool disciplines, WORKOUT and our club pool training.

Prerequisites:
18 years of age (16 with a parent/guardian consent), completed medical examination form (or medical certificate), Release of Liability form, passing a 200m swim test.

Preparation:
Course materials in Czech language! Full course manual for Molchanovs Lap 1 is officially translated to Slovak and is available for all registered students on their Molchanovs profile (Dashboard).

Online preparation:
Once you are registered, you can start preparing for the course. Read the online manual, watch all videos available for online course and test your knowledge via online quiz.

Theoretical certification:
We will go through full theory together either during the course or online.

Why choose online preparation?
You can get T1 certificate and access to dry Molchanovs Base Training even before starting the course.

Theory
Physics: Boyle’s law and Archimedes’ principle and their application in water.
Physiology: oxygen and carbon dioxide, effects of breath-holding, short-term and long-term adaptations.
Breathing and relaxation: basics of breathing and relaxation, body scan, hyperventilation.
Equalization: anatomy, theory and concept, equalization technique training, tips for correct equalization.
Diving techniques: effective use of fins, introduction of no-fins technique.
Mental technique: visualization technique.
Potential trauma: hypoxia related trauma, barotrauma.
Safety and rescue: key safety measures, buddy system, rescue procedures.
Base training: importance of training, introduction of Molchanovs Movement and weekly training cycle, Molchanovs benchmarks and reward badges.

Pool part
Relaxation
: application of breathing and mental techniques in water.
STA: static breath-holding at the water’s surface, including correct buddying and rescue.
DYNB: correct weighting, head and body position, effective kicking technique, turn, duck dive, buddying, rescue.
DNF: introduction of no-fins technique, weighting, arm stroke, kick, synchronization.
Base training: demonstration of Molchanovs technique training (training available after completing the course).

Lap 1 certificate requirements:
Full course completion, passing the theory test, 30m safe and comfortable horizontal diving with fins, 1:30 min static breath hold, freediver rescue and safe group diving.

If you do not manage any part of the course, you can join our regular trainings or depth events, continue to work on yourself and complete the course in your pace. You have up to 1 year to complete the course.

Wave 1
As a Molchanovs Lap 1 freediver, you can complete Wave 1 upgrade during any of our depth events. Wave 1 upgrade usually takes 2 days, and since you have already passed theory and pool part, you only need to demonstrate practical use of freediving techniques (equalization …), which will allow you to dive comfortably in the depth of up to 20m. You can find more details in the description of Wave 1 course in Depth part.