Know someone who is visually impaired but you think they’d really dig freediving? Well, some Russian members of the sport’s governing body have developed a course to teach non-sighted divers.

Nikolay Kanivets and Konstantin Borisov figured out the best way to communicate freediving concepts to those who can’t see, and have since provided teaching techniques and a course manual that AIDA will publish.

While developing the course, Kanivets and Borisov discovered something that’s useful even for divers who can see: Blindfolding them tended to result in better dynamic swim times.

For more info, go to the AIDA website or check out the video below.

(Photo credit: Michael Borshchevsky)

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