AIDA Gold Dolphin Course: for experienced kids, wishing to become freedivers tomorrow!
The Gold Dolphin course is the third course of the AIDA youth program, the “freediving” path for young fellows, even though Freediving techniques and disciplines are not really introduced.
Fun, safety, relax, water-ship are the real corner stones of this program.
The classroom sessions will introduce the children to various other safety skills, such as pulling and finning down the line that are not introduced in beginner courses.
This course is created for experienced swimmer.
Therefore the kids will learn during this course advanced version of:
- Submersion and Propulsion
- Breath Control
- Recovery Breathing
- Signalling for help
AIDA Gold Dolphin Course Details
The most important prerequisite of the whole AIDA youth program is that the Child’s own wish and intent to learn underwater skills are totally respected without any doubts.
For this experienced course, the maximum time of submersion in underwater swimming and games depends on the age of the participants.
- Price: 240 euro
- Certification, equipment, study material
- 3 lesson of 1 hour organized preferably in 3 days.
Experienced swimmer is a kid who is:
- Competent breath control: being able to exhale into water, hold breath when submerged and then recover to stable position to inhale
- Be able to float face down and then return to a vertical position in ‘deep water’
- Be able to enter and exit ‘deep water’ unaided
- Be able to swim wearing mask and fins with face submerged
- Be able to equalise underwater at least once
The program sees the education of parents as equally important to the education of children in the water, because any water activity should always be supervised. Once the course is over, the children need proper safety measures in place to continue developing the skills taught during the course. “Only informed adults can properly advise children”.
Thus, the child and parent/guardian must pass a short exam on ‘rules of supervision’ and ‘water safety rules’ in order for their child to be certified for any level of AIDA Youth courses. The parent/Guardian signs the exam sheet after it is checked by the Youth Instructor.