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VOYAGE LA

Meet Don Tran of Deep End Fitness and the Underwater Torpedo League

Today we’d like to introduce you to Don Tran.

Don, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.

Deep End Fitness (DEF) and the Underwater Torpedo League’s (UTL) training methodology was started when my co-founder, Prime Hall and I were working as Marine Corps Water Survival Instructors at Camp Pendleton together in 2010 while training to be a Marine Raider at the Marine Special Operations Command.

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FOX SPORTS SAN DIEGO

Deepend Fitness Underwater Training

ABC 7

Los Angeles Lori Reports on a New and Innovative Fitness Workout

This goes WAY beyond laps. Deep End Fitness and Underwater Torpedo League work magic in the water. Builds water confidence through breathwork and non impact sport. So fun! Watch this one!

SWIM SWAM

WELCOME TO THE DEEP END FOR SWIMMING’S ANSWER TO DEEP END FITNESS

Those are the four words the Underwater Torpedo League and Deep End Fitness were founded on in 2017 when former military special forces members and water survival instructors Prime Hall and Don Tran created their league and workout program to help build water confidence and create a positive shift within their Southern California community. And it’s worked. Since its inception, they’ve worked with 100s of local athletes, NFL All-Pros, UFC Champions, Netflix stars and even Olympic Swimmers.

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ESPN

Carmouche hopes she's found key to beating Shevchenko -- underwater

SAN DIEGO -- LIZ CARMOUCHE sat in her truck for 30 minutes, frustrated. She was physically and emotionally drained.

Carmouche's MMA teammate Ilima-Lei Macfarlane had invited her to do underwater training, a program called Deep End Fitness. Carmouche, while an exceptional athlete and veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, had never been much of a swimmer. She didn't even know how to float or tread water in the pool.

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ESPN

Fighting gave Ashley Yoder a purpose after brother's death

Ashley Yoder was a 20-year-old undergrad at Indiana University studying criminal justice. She had an internship at the Monroe County (Indiana) prosecutor's office. Before that, she was a cheerleader, swimmer and her high school's homecoming queen.

But at this particular moment in 2008, she stood barefoot inside a fenced-in structure in an exhibition hall on the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Standing across from her was a woman more than two decades her senior, all sinewy muscle and life experience. Yoder was about to get into a fight, and she realized this was not at all what she had signed up for.

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Pool Workouts (That Don't Involve Swimming Laps)

Taking a workout into the water doesn’t have to involve swimming endless laps. The unique opportunities that come along with exercising in water, such as increased buoyancy and all-around compression, make it a smart way to optimize a workout — and have a little fun while you’re at it.

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