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Introducing the 2014 UK Team, sponsored by Elios Sub, Beet-it & Bounce Energy Balls
The 2014 AIDA Team World Championships will be held on the island of Sardinia from the 16th to 27th September. The BFA are extremely proud to be sponsored by Elios Sub, Beet-it Sport and Bounce Energy Balls. We are sending a team of 3 women, 3 men and a reserve. For the men we have 7-times National record holder and current British record holder for Constant Weight and Free Immersion Mike Board (Team Captain); 2014 National Pool Championship winner Tim Money; World Championship static B-finalist Adam Drzazga and representing the UK for a second time Jay Cluskey (reserve). For the women we have 7-times National Champion and 10-times National record holder Liv Philip; 5-times National record holder and current British static record holder Georgina Miller; and Beci Ryan who placed third at the 2014 National pool championships. read more
Liv Philip Wins 7th Mediterranean Freediving World Cup!
Liv Philip (www.livphilip.com), swooped into Crete to win the 7th Mediterranean World Cup (www.freediving-club.gr), hosted by Stavros Kastrinakis!
Rebecca Coales takes Dynamic National Record to 179m
10th July 2014; -- On the 6th July, 2014 Rebecca Coales took the previous female dynamic with fins (DYN) record to 179m at the Life Leisure, Grand Central 50 metre Pool in Stockport (www.lifeleisure.net/enterprise/grandcentralpools). For those new to freediving, DYN is swimming as far as you can horizontally in a swimming pool with a mono fin or bi-fins on one breath of air. Rebecca already holds the current UK dynamic without fins record (DNF). The DYN record had previously been held by Ruth Griffin, incredibly since 2009. Rebecca, with a very comfortable dive beat the 175m on the board, surfacing with great control and suggesting she is well within her limits. The whole dive took 2 minutes 36 Seconds. read more Picture Credit: Nick Robertson-Brown
New Static National Record for Georgina Miller at the 7th Med Freediving World Cup!
Saturday 28 June 2014; -- On the 20th June 2014, Georgina Miller beat her own static national record, holding her breath for an incredible 6 minutes and 27 seconds at the 7th Mediterranean Freediving World Cup (www.freediving-club.gr), hosted by Stavros Kastrinakis. The previous record she set was in 2012 of 06:20. On the morning of the static competition, George, who has been suffering from bouts of competition nerves of late, dealt with them beautifully by she says 'concentrating on one step at a time, rather than looking at it as a target'. A lot of thought, training and energy goes into a long static performance and George is very positive when talking about the discipline which she genuinely enjoys tackling. Georgina freely offers advice and openly shares her experiences with fellow athletes, genuinely wanting to help them improve and see them succeed. She credits her partner and coach, Daan Verhoeven (www.daanverhoeven.com), with her success: 'I give enormous thanks to Daan for all of his help, love, advice, incredible pictures and fantastic coaching.' read more Picture Credit: Daan Verhoeven (www.daanverhoeven.com)
BFA 2014 Outstanding Contribution to Freediving Award goes to Liv Philip
Monday, 23 June 2014; -- The BFA is proud to announce the Outstanding Contribution to Freediving award 2014 is awarded to Liv Philip (livphilip.com). Introduced some years ago, it has been awarded to John Moorcroft and Ben Noble. As
well as being National Champion seven years in a row, breaking ten national records, being the World's top ranked female freediver across the six disciplines
in 2010 and World Championship Bronze medal winner in the 2013 Individual Depth World Championship. Liv is one of the UK's most active freedivers, a Master
Instructor who also runs two London-based clubs (www.londonfreediving.org) has coached a number
of successful freedivers, showing a community spirit that makes her a great ambassador for freediving, competitions, media, film and TV.
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