News

Apr 11, 2014

Many of you may have read or heard the unfortunate news about the UCSB Water Polo player, Nick Johnson, who was swimming at the Santa Barbara High School pool and had a tragic accident.  It is believed that he accidentaly drowned from hyperventilating while swimming underwater for a period of time.  There is a name for this in swimming, it is "Shallow Water Breathing" or "Hyperventilation induced-hypoxia".    Hyperventilation, rapidly inhaling and exhaling full breaths of air, is the first link in a dangerous chain of events. It depresses the...