Session Leads

What is a Session Lead?

The Auckland Freediving club is committed to providing quality training and development opportunities for our members. As part of this, we provide regular sessions each week where senior members provide structured training plans for members to follow. To share this work amongst the senior members of the club and also to provide our members variety in training techniques and approaches, members are rostered on to run a specific month throughout the year. See below for each training location and the responsibilities for the session lead.

Get Involved

 Want to save $$MONEY$$ on next year's membership? Looking for ways to get more involved in the sport? Keen to help out others? Or maybe you already signed a social contract owing volunteer hours in exchange for course or membership discounts?

Sign up to lead a session, induction or depth rig in the Google Sheet below. There are separate tabs for each location. Just choose the correct tab, add your name to an empty time slot and plan your session. 

Tepid Baths is home to AFC Club Inductions. The club is committed to ensuring our members have a very high level of practical (in pool) instruction during their induction. Inductions run over the entire month and are extremely popular. Each induction must have one rostered club member as induction lead and AT LEAST one club member as induction assist (2IC). Inductions are capped at 8 attendees, with the possibility for 2 additional spaces for incoming full members. Once a person has completed the Pool Induction, shown they can safely rescue, filled in the membership form and paid membership fees, they can begin training with the club.  See the following link for more detail on the induction process. The induction sheet can be found at here.

Responsibilities of Session Lead:

  • Create event on Facebook the week prior.
  • Develop training plan for each session. This should be communicated in the Facebook event and should also be written up on the whiteboard at the side of the pool.
  • Lead inductees through safety and club training practices.

Tepids training sessions typically end with a debrief in the spa and social catchup at the local pub.

West Wave Training happens year round.

Session Lead is responsible for:

Developing training plan for the session
Posting Facebook event to determine numbers of attendance for the week
Supporting/coaching new members who have just completed induction

Panmure Training is year round, usually consisting of statics followed by dynamic training each week.

Session Lead is responsible for:

Developing training plan for the session
Posting Facebook event to determine numbers of attendance for the week
Supporting/coaching new members who have just completed induction

Lake Pupuke Depth Training

Occurs Thursdays during summer (outside Daylight Savings Time usually October- March)

Session Lead is responsible for:

  • Leading Induction Rig for new members
  • Setting up club safety equipment
  • Ensuring inductees understand the AFC Depth Training Plan and that inductees have met all requirements and fill in the Lake Induction Completion form
  • Updating the Lake Induction Completion spreadsheet when inductees complete a Lake induction

AUT Training

Occurs Thursdays during winter (within Daylight Savings Time usually April - September)

Session Lead is responsible for:

  • Developing training plan for the session
  • Briefing new members on hazards and health & safety

Training Plans

Head to our Members Downloads section to check out some sample training plans to get ideas for leading a training session. If you are looking for quick inspiration try out some of the below.

Pool CO2 Training Ideas

  • 25’s with 40/30/20/10/1b/10/20/30/40s breathe up, Adv 25’s with 20,15,10,5,1b,5,10,15,20s.
  • 25’s alternate swimming, Adv 50’s alternate swimming.
  • 25’s with 25 sec breathe up, Adv 50’s with 50s breathe up.
  • 25’s @ 50s starts, Adv 50’s @ 1’40’’ starts.
  • 10No 25 minimum total duration, Adv 10No 50’s min total duration.
  • 10xstatic 45sec duration with one breath between, advance 10x static 1’15”

Pool O2 Training Ideas

  • 10x 50m 2’30” breathe up, Adv 10x 75m 2’30” breathe up.
  • 4 swims at 85, 75, 75, 75% true max.
  • Good to start session with O2, follow with technique.