Course

Molchanovs Lap 2

Price: 165 €

Intermediate freediving:
Lap 2 pool course contains complete theory of Wave 2 course.
The only excluded part is the open water part, which can be added to the course anytime during 1 year at one of our depth events and change Lap 2 pool certification to depth Wave 2. Why is it convenient? Same as with Lap 1, you get access to Molchanovs weekly training program for pool disciplines and workout. As a certified freediver (requirement: completed Lap1/Wave 1) you have access to club pool trainings.

Prerequisites:
18 years of age (16 with a parent/guardian consent), completed medical examination form (or medical certificate), Release of Liability form, Molchanovs Lap 1 or Wave 1 certificate, other program certificate of the corresponding level (with completed Molchanovs Wave 1 crossover evaluation).

Preparation:
Course materials in Czech language! Full course manual for Molchanovs Wave / 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 T2 certificate and access to dry Molchanovs Base Training even before starting the course.

Theory
History of freediving: the first two stages, ancient freediving, applied freediving.
Physics: Dalton’s law and Henry’s law, shallow water blackout.
Physiology: breath-holding preparation, deep and long freediving, physiological adaptations, your freediving potential.
Breathing and relaxation: improvement of relaxation phase, visualization exercises.
Equalization: air control and Frenzel technique, equalization exercises, tips for correct equalization.
Diving techniques: deep freediving, freefall, improvement of no-fins technique.
Mental technique: mindfulness technique (full awareness), mindfulness for static, dynamic, and depth disciplines.
Potential trauma: causes of middle ear barotrauma, pulmonary barotraumas (lung squeeze).
Safety and rescue: blackout contributing factors, decompression sickness, surface intervals, rescue scenarios.
Base training: importance of training, introduction of Molchanovs Movement and weekly training cycle, Molchanovs benchmarks and reward badges.

Pool part
Relaxation
: application of mindfulness technique in pool disciplines.
STA: static breath-holding at the water’s surface, including correct buddying, effective coaching and rescue.
DYNB: demonstration of perfect weighting, improvement of fin technique, training exercises, buddying, rescue.
DNF: improvement of no-fins technique, synchronization, gliding phase.
DYN: introduction of monofin technique.
Base training: demonstration of Molchanovs technique training (training available after completing the course).

Wave 2 certificate requirements:
Full course completion, passing the theory test, demonstration of advanced DYNB technique (with fins), demonstration of advanced DNF technique (no-fins), management of basic coaching during static apnoe, freediver rescue in various situations, safe group diving
STA: 2:30 min
DYNB: 50m
DNF: 35m

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 2
As a Lap 2 freediver, you can complete Wave 2 upgrade during any of our depth events. Wave 2 upgrade usually takes 2 days, and since you have already passed theory and pool part, you only need to train freediving techniques, which will allow you to comfortably dive in the depth of up to 30m. You can find more details in the description of Wave 2 course in Depth part.