Pool Night

Welcome to the London Freediving weekly training sessions. We like to offer something for everyone, whether your objective is to enjoy a quiet night to escape the rigors of life in the city, or training towards a specific goal such as a competition, personal best, record attempt or a trip to photograph the underwater world. Our Thursday nights are all encompassing, well organised and always fulfilling.

Please note that you can only join our pool night training sessions if you have completed our introduction course or are AIDA qualified in dynamic and static apnea.

We meet anytime between 20:00 and 21:00 on Thursday evenings. We’re in the water at 21:00 and out a couple of minutes or so before 22:00. A quick shower and change so that we leave the building before the lifeguards lock up.

The meeting place is in the cafeteria area. You don’t need to pay for pool entry at reception, just tell them that you are there for the freediving session and come on through.

Our weekly session fees are £10 per person, which you pay to Tim Money, who organises the pool lanes and general safety.

If you like time to stretch and prepare before the start of your pool training at 21:00, it’s at your discretion to do so. There is plenty of space to find a quiet spot to breath up should you wish. If you like to talk the talk and exchange news and views on all things apnea, then come along early at 20:00 and enjoy the hour of social chat. We ask attendees to be at the pool by 20:45 at the latest, so that we can collect your fees and arrange lanes.

There are lockers in the changing room and token coins are available at reception.

Please remember to bring all your own equipment.

The booking system is usually run on a week-by-week basis. So, once you decide that you’re joining us, please book your place first and say what you would like to do or achieve during that session (see examples below). This helps us pair you into a buddy team so that you work safely with someone else who shares a similar objective. It helps us to organise things smoothly if you book in advance, however if you can’t decide until the day, we appreciate bookings by 19:00 pm at the latest for that particular Thursday evening. Spaces are allocated on a first come, first serve basis and we cap our numbers depending on what other activities are going on within London Freediving that week. For this reason, we ask that you post any place cancellation by Thursday morning, to allow others some courtesy time to book in.

  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Dynamics No Fins ( but please bring fins for safety cover )
  • Tables
  • Chill Dynamics
  • PB push
  • Photo practice
  • Testing new equipment
  • Instructing
  • Special Training
  • Workshop
  • Research
  • Other

Please recheck the booking blog before making your way to the pool each week. If it looks unlikely that anyone else is planning to do a similar discipline, then we ask that you be flexible and bring contingency equipment for another discipline so that you can still enjoy the session. Once everyone has arrived, we allocate lanes, pair everyone up and put extra safety in place if it’s required.

We occasionally run special workshops, courses and training sessions, details of which will be posted in advance. Further information on the advanced training sessions, workshops and specialised courses available can be found on the workshops page.

To book a place please click on the ‘Booking Richmond‘ link in the top bar.

NEW: Membership Subscriptions

Sign up for 8 weeks, 6months or 12months now!
We do not charge annual membership fees, so payment in advance really helps the club keep running during quiet times. This helps the club cover pool costs and saves you money, plus you are more likely to make it to the pool and have fun if you have paid upfront.

£10 – On the night payment charged at £10 per session taken as cash on the night.
Please book as usual on the blog when using this option.

£64 – 8 week block. 
Next block Sept 4th-23rd Oct. Sign up and pay the week before the block starts to get your sessions for only £8.
Please book as usual on the blog when using this option.

Special Introductory Offer!! Sign up and pay next Thursday night (12 Sept) and you pay only £56 and get one session free!
Please note all subsequent 8 week blocks will require you to pay one week ahead. Please book as usual on the blog when using this option.

£175 –  6months subscription.  Gives you 6.5 free sessions included which works out at £7 per session.
Please book as usual on the blog when using this option.

£295 – Annual Subscription –  Based on a 50 week year of training nights, this gives you 12 sessions for free at the monthly £8 rate.
Please book as usual on the blog when using this option.

Gift Vouchers available.