Steve Millard - Instructor Trainer

Steve Millard - Freedive Instrutor

Steve is one of the leading UK instructors and Learn 2 Freedive's Head Instructor. He has been freediving for many years. Steve has represented the UK in the Sixth World Championships as a UK Squad Member & UK Head Coach. As well as being an AIDA International Judge, he was also the organiser of the UK's National Pool Championships which was the biggest indoor freediving competition in the UK. Steve also organised the UK's National Depth Competition in 2012.

This list isn't comprehensive, it lists the qualifications I feel relevant in respect of teaching Freediving courses to demonstrate the amount of teaching I have done, and to the commitment to safety I have demonstrated over the last 28 years of teaching.

AIDA : Instructor Trainer
AIDA : Level D competition judge
BSAC : Open Water Scuba Instructor
BSAC : Open Water Snorkel Instructor
BSAC : Advanced Lifesaving Instructor/Examiner
BSAC : Oxygen Administration Instructor
BSAC : First Aid Instructor
PADI : IDC Staff Instructor
PADI : Freediving Instructor Trainer
RYA : First Aid Trainer
RYA : Dinghy Sailing Instructor
RYA : Level 4 Powerboat / Safety Boat
BSAC : Powerboat Instructor
BCU : Kayak Instructor
BCU : Canoeing Instructor
COCLG : Canoe Safety Test Assessor
EFR : First Aid Instructor/ FAW Instructor/examiner
HSE : First Aid Instructor/ FAW Instructor/examiner
SSI : Dive Control Specialist Instructor
RYA : Certificate of Competence in Radiotelephony
BSAC : Diver Coxswain (Level 3 Coastal)
BSAC : Seamanship Specialist
DAN : Diver Medic Technician
DAN : Oxygen administration and AED
DAN : Hazardous marine life injuries course

Level 3 Fitness Diploma (Personal trainer / Fitness Instructor)

Mindfulness Diploma and member of the International Alliance of Holistic Therapists

9 GCSE's including physical education, maths and English
City and Guilds in Recreation and Leisure
BA (Hons) Business and Leisure studies
PGCE. Postgraduate Certificate in Education

2006 UK Freedive squad member

2007/8 BFA Training and Safety Officer

2008 UK Freedive squad Head Coach and team captain

2009/2010 BFA Clubs officer

2012/2013 BFA Chairman

2010 - 2017, 8 times UK Freediving Pool Championship Organiser

2011 Voted runner up in the worldwide vote for the 2011 'Best of the best Awards' in the AIDA Best Coach category

2012 UK Freediving Depth championships Organiser

2018/2019 BFA Press Officer

2012 - present, AIDA Education commission

Kayak instruction 8 years full time
Sailing Instruction 5 years full time
Scuba / First aid certifications over 1000
Freediving Instructor 11 years

I have held user qualifications for all of the above as well as coaching them, some have several separate qualifications before you can do the assessments for the coaching route. I have held continuous in date First Aid qualifications since 1993.

I have lectured in Leisure Management and Sports Science at Bolton University

Find out who is teaching you, and get recommendations from the Freediving community! Dive safe, adventure sports require safe mentality and experience Freedivers to guide you through after the course as well, its not a Red letter day sport.


E-mail: Phone: 07940998915

Freediving, when practised properly, is a very safe sport. However there are risks so always dive with the supervision of a QUALIFIED and competent buddy. Never hold your breath alone, even in water as shallow as your bath. Someone needs to be there who knows exactly what they are looking for and what to do in case of a blackout. A casual observer or even a lifeguard who hasn't been specifically trained in apnea would not be suitable.