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Simon Fraser University Freediving Study/Clinic

“Kirk Krack of Performance Freediving along with Mandy-Rae Cruickshank, World Record holder and Tom Lightfoot, Team Canada member along with the Canadian Association of Freediving and Apnea (CAFA) will be conducting a freediving clinic and study of participants involving the ‘Psychophysiological Adaptations and Responses of Novice and Elite Freedivers’ with the research assistance of Dr. Andrew Blaber and Dr. Eric Seedhouse of the Simon Fraser University School of Kinesiology in Vancouver, Canada.

Non-invasive research testing will study the following:

  • Pulmonary Function Measurements
  • Cardiovascular Measurements
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Maximal Oxygen Uptake Measurement

    The research clinic will run Wednesday evenings for twelve weeks and cover both class and pool session with weeks seven to twelve including a weekend open water dive component. This clinic is designed to enhance the participants physiological, psychological capabilities along with the techniques required as a competent and safe freediver.

    Non-invasive testing will be done on weeks 1 and 12. Both programs cover the following:

  • Safety and Problem Management
  • Equalization and Equipment for Freediving
  • Physics and Physiology of Freediving
  • Breathing and Relaxation for Freediving
  • Surface Swimming Techniques
  • Breathing and Surface Diving Techniques
  • Underwater Swimming
  • Emergency and Problem Management

    For More Information or Registration, contact the following:

    Course Information / Registration: Kirk Krack at or ph#604-862-5868.

    Research Information: Dr. Eric Seedhouse at or Ph#604-291-5694 or Dr. Andrew Blaber at or Ph#604-291-5694.

    Websites: or

  • Cliff Etzel
    Cliff Etzel
    Cliff is the former Freediving editor of He is now a freelance journalist and film-maker.