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Yay! ELearning Done!

Discussion in 'New Divers and Those Considering Diving' started by Wasabi1264, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. fisherdvm

    fisherdvm Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499

    I did the back stroke too. But I would encourage you to learn the breathing technique needed for the crawl stroke. I think it will make you a much more confident diver, especially on the surface. There is something about rhythmic breathing that makes me feel better about my ability to handle waves and rough situation on the surface.

    Once I put my mind to learning the crawl stroke, it took about 3 to 4 weeks to get the technique down, and several more months to get the endurance. I can do 1 mile comfortably with the crawl stroke, and about 1 year ago, I can barely do 20 yards without huffing and puffing.

    Get a coach if you can. I kind of learn the crawl on my own, and the bad technique caused some shoulder pain until I roll a bit better.
  2. Wasabi1264

    Wasabi1264 Angel Fish

    I am very psyched to have completed my first pool training session today. First class, I had to take a written exam just to prove that I wasn't cheating on the eLearning.

    I was honestly worried about the swim test because I never, ever swim laps, but it was super easy (backstroke, my friends). We did about five lengths, floated for a few minutes, and then did one more pool length...it was absolutely no big deal.

    It took a LONG time to get in the pool with our equipment...We ended up just doing regulator removal, regulator recovery, and sharing air. Mask clearing next week.

    But it was a very relaxing and enjoyable time, and I can't wait until the next class.
  3. DBailey

    DBailey Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives:
    Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago
    The first equipment setup always takes horribly long.

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