PHOENIX, Arizona, December 9. DO you know what dangers lurk with hypoxic training? Whether you are a parent, athlete or coach, you definitely should be! In this exclusive SwimmingWorld.TV interview, Genadijus Sokolovas, director of sports science at USA Swimming, talks about the very real dangers involved with the certain types of in-the-water hypoxic training of swimmers.
There have been a great many accidents involving underwater swimming as a hypoxic training technique. The actual practice of this training method puts the body into a state that removes the feeling of urgency of breathing. As a result, a condition known as "shallow water blackout" can easily occur with potential dire consequences.
Also included in this video interview is a first-person account from a swim parent who experienced what occurs when young swimmers engage in seeing how far they can go underwater by holding their breath.
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The December issue contains the following SwimmingWorld.TV interviews:
* Interview with 1936 Olympian Adolph Kiefer
* Interview with Olympian George Breen
* Genadijus Sokolovas – Director of Sports Science for USA Swimming
* Interview with Sprinter Cullen Jones
* Interview with coach Stephan Widmer
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