Breath-Holding Dangers

A recent drowning is bringing attention to the dangers of breath-holding training and competitions. The Redwoods Group has produced this video, presented by president and CEO Kevin Trapani, to emphasize those dangers. Their advice: “Our guidance is do not allow any type of breath-holding training. This means no prolonged or competitive breath-holding or intentional hyperventilation. You can prevent a tragedy: Be aware. Prolonged breath-holding can cause unconsciousness and happen to anyone at any time, regardless of swim or athletic ability. …

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