In this video you will see a young man hyperventilate and swim an underwater lap. Athletes are encouraged to do several of these exercises in a row with no rest in between, to build stamina. There is no warning of SWB or any safety concerns.
A 50-year-old woman with years of diving experience was left alone last week to vacuum her family’s pool until one of her children noticed something was wrong and rushed to try and help the unconscious woman under the water.
This type of training is VERY dangerous and can lead to sudden underwater blackout WITH NO WARNING. If an athlete participates in this type of training without proper precautions and extreme safety measures in place, they could very easily lose their life.
As told by Will Aherne ** Special Note: We at SWBP feel it very important to share Will's story, as it is a vivid reminder of how quickly a perfect day spent with family can turn into tragedy. His children saved his life, but others may not be so fortunate. Please take time to read this story and share with family
As told by Teresa Thomas, proud mother of Bailey On July 2, 2014, my then 14 year old son Bailey almost drowned to shallow water blackout. He is an excellent swimmer and athlete and we have always been very cautious with water safety, but we were unaware of the dangers of breath holding. Many times I have timed my kids