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Stamina Skills

Discussion in 'Going Pro' started by opie, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. James R

    James R PADI Pro

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    I did my swims back to back, with a short rest between them w/o any problem. The key is to get a pace going and keep it, don't start too fast in the 400 or you'll really make it harder on yourself. I wore my timex ironman with the stopwatch going so I could check my lap times and keep a steady pace.
     
  2. DiveTheGalapagos

    DiveTheGalapagos ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    What is the skill time/point distribution?
     
  3. DiveTheGalapagos

    DiveTheGalapagos ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    400 mt swim:
    6 min. 30 sec or better - 5 points
    6:30 - 8:40 minutes - 4 points
    8:40 - 11:00 minutes - 3 points
    11:00 - 13:00 minutes - 2 points
    13 minutes or higher - 1 point

    800 mt. snorkel:
    less than 14 minutes - 5 points
    14-16 minutes - 4 points
    16-18 minutes - 3 points
    18-21 minutes - 2 points
    greater than 21 minutes - 1 point

    100 mt tow:
    Less than 2 min. 10 sec. - 5 points
    2:10 - 3:15 minutes - 4 points
    3:15 - 4:20 minutes - 3 points
    4:20 - 5:30 minutes - 2 points
    Greater than 5:30 - 1 point
     
  4. Simon-

    Simon- IDC Instructor

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    I did the 400m and 15 min tread last night. Got a 3 on the swim and a 5 on the tread.

    As other people have said, pace yourself in the 400m. Took a little while to get into the groove, but after that it was ok.

    For the 15 min tread, I tried to float as much as possible without using my legs too much, that way for the 2 min hands out part, the legs were still pretty fresh
     
  5. Joe-Diver

    Joe-Diver IDC Staff Instructor

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    Good job! :cheers:

    Now on to the 800 and Tired Diver Tow?
     
  6. Simon-

    Simon- IDC Instructor

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    Thanks, hopefully the 800m and 100m tow should give me another 7-8 points (that's the aim anyway)
     
  7. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

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    Hope to take the stamina tests soon (they haven't booked the pool since OCT.!) So, for the 800 MFS I'll be in a shorty. Which of these fins I own do you recommend?

    --large Mares split fins with boots
    --smaller splits that fit without the boots
    --large rather stiff old full foot fins
    Oh, should I use the same fins for the tired diver 100 tow?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  8. Joe-Diver

    Joe-Diver IDC Staff Instructor

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    For the 800, I recommend lightweight full foot fins....anything with booties make your feet float and create alot of drag on the surface.

    For the tow, use the most powerful fins you've got. I used my OMS Slips....a lightweight version of Jets/Rockets.
     
  9. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

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    Thanks Joe. I have these medium size split fins that seen to fit my feet without the boots (haven't tested them swimming yet). How would these stack up vs. the full foots?
     
  10. Joe-Diver

    Joe-Diver IDC Staff Instructor

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    Well, pocket fins are designed for boots, where full foots are designed for your feet. I would think they wouldn't fit real well and could cause some discomfort, if not flat out blisters, by the end of the swim.

    Do you have any tropical booties? I have a pair I use in the pool....nice small slippers with a rubber sole and they're like 2 mil neoprene.....
     

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