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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!
Winners of 7th BFA Great Northern freediving competition and UK Pool National Championships - Alice Hickson and Adam Drzazga
On Sunday 10 April, the 7th Great Northern International and the BFA UK National Pool Championships, organised by Steve Millard (www.learn2freedive.com) was held at Wright Robinson School Sports College in Manchester (wrightrobinson.co.uk) The UK male winner was Adam Drzazga from Blue Water freediving club with two strong performances; a huge 7.18 STA and 154m DYN. The UK female winner was Alice Hickson, last year’s Newbie Award winner and also DNF World Champion in 2015, with a solid 130m DNF and 6:33 STA.... read more. Picture Credit: Dean Martin
UK Team Selection for the 2016 AIDA Team World Championships!
Applications for the UK Team for 2016 AIDA Team World Championships in Kalamata are now open! UK Team Selection The competition will take place from 16th to 25th September 2016 and will include Dynamic with fins (DYN), Constant Weight (CWT) and Static apnea (STA). We hope to send a team of 3 men and 3 women, plus up to 2 additional athletes of each gender as substitutes and a Team Captain/Coach (who may or may not be part of the competing team). Selection will be based on the highest proven performances in the three disciplines. AIDA world championship team selection will be by AIDA ranked points dated from 18 months prior to 9th May 2016 read more...
Mens & Women's British Freediving Champions 2015
Every year, the BFA selects the male and female National Champion based on competition results across all disciplines in the pool and open water. For UK divers this means training year-round and often having to travel abroad to reach the depths needed to excel on the World stage. Meet 2015’s UK Champions Liv Philip and Tim Money, who have trained together for many years in London. This is Liv’s 9th consecutive year as Champion, and Tim’s 3rd. Both are AIDA Instructors, representing the UK regularly at team and individual championships and both volunteer their precious time to assist in running the BFA. Liv and Tim spoke to each other about their freediving year, challenges overcome, achievements and how they’ve kept on top of their game for 10 years. read more...
The 7th Great Northern Competition and the UK BFA National Pool championships
The 7th Great Northern competition and the UK BFA Pool championships has been announced for the 10th April, 2016 9. (see www.freedivingcompetition.com) The competition has reduced to one day for this year, and will be two disciplines over two sessions. Static (STA) will be held on the first session, and the second session will be a choice of Dynamic with fins (DYN) or Dynamic no fins (DNF). In the dynamic no fins sessions points will be multiplied by 1.3 to even out the fairness in the point score. The competition winners are those athletes with the biggest point score over the two disciplines. AIDA rankings are given for all disciplines competed in. The AIDA rankings for DNF will NOT be multiplied by 1.3. read more.
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