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Alice Hickson Breaks Dynamic British Record at AIDA World Championships!
Alice swam 200m on one breath & is through to A-Finals On Wednesday 29 June at the Individual AIDA Pool World Championships in Finland, Alice Hickson swam 200m on one breath of air using a monofin (that's 4 lengths of an olympic size swimming pool), breaking the British dynamic national record by 14m. The previous record, 186m, was held by Rebecca Coales set on 29 November 2014 in Stockport. Asked about how she was feeling before the swim or if she had any expectations or goals in mind, Alice had this to say: read more... Picture Credit: Daan Verhoeven (www.daanverhoeven.com)
The BFA are delighted to introduce the UK Team for the 2016 Individual AIDA Pool World Championship in Turku, Finland (www.aidafinland.org).
The competition will run from 25th June to 3rd July and we are sending a team of 5 athletes, two of whom hold Wild Cards* (which means they ranked top ten in the world for one or more of the three pool competition disciplines), they are: Alice Hickson*, Georgina Miller*, Lucelle Simms, for the women and Philip Fennell and Mark Gooding for the men. Also, Andy Jardine is taking up an important role of the team coach and captain for the event. Last year's World Championships in Belgrade saw Alice win two medals (gold in Dynamic No Fins and bronze in Static) and other UK athletes qualify for the final stages of the event. The BFA is confident this year’s team will perform to the best of their abilities and we wish them well. read more... Photo: Divesangha (www.divesangha.com Photo by Daan Verhoeven (www.daanverhoeven.com)
BFA Members Day at NDAC in Chepstow on Saturday 30 July 2016.
We’re holding a BFA Members Day at NDAC in Chepstow on Saturday 30 July 2016. We've arranged a freedive safety demo (by Liv Philip), talk on underwater photography by Mark Harris (author of Glass and Water), BBQ, camping and yoga (with Rebecca Coales). And of course for qualified divers*, some time on the Saltfree platform and NDAC attractions. We'll cover the costs of diving for BFA members. Our BBQ will be at the Beeches Farm campsite where we've also set aside space for the freedive group. There's a normal Saltfree meet the next day for those staying on. read more...
British freedivers excel at Vertical Blue freediving depth competition
British freediver Dean Chaouche set a new UK Record in Constant Weight No Fins (CNF) of 74m on the opening day of the Vertical Blue depth competition in the Bahamas. Since 22 April, the world’s top divers have been challenging each other to dive deeper, some further than anyone has been before. Three World Records were also set at what has become the premier freediving competition in the world. Two days later (24 April), Dean then became the second British man to reach 100m in Constant Weight (CWT). Dean said on Twitter that “It’s been very hard to get here, there have been many hiccups, but I’m glad I made it!�?Dean has been living on Long Island by Dean’s Blue Hole, where the competition is held. Although not named after him, it’s fitting given he’s become so comfortable diving here regularly. read more... Picture Credit: Daan Verhoeven (www.daanverhoeven.com)
Dean Chaouche sets new National Record of 74m No Fins!
British freediver Dean Chaouche is having a great week at the Vertical Blue depth competition in the Bahamas. On the opening day (22/4) he set a new British record in Constant weight No Fins (CNF) category of 74m, which is one metre deeper than the previous record set by Dave Kent in 2014. On Sunday 24/4 he's gone on to become the second British man to reach 100m in Constant Weight (CWT). Dean said on Twitter this week that "It's been very hard to get here, there have been many hiccups, but I'm so glad I made it!". Fellow Brits Liv Phillip and Georgina Miller are also competing at Vertical Blue and to date have had successful dives. We await more news from all our divers as the competition unfolds into next week. Keep up with the latest news on our Facebook page, and watch a video of the dive here!
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