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The British Freediving Association (BFA) is the UK governing body of the international freediving organization AIDA. We promote recreational and competitive freediving, ratify freediving records, and sponsor events for our members. The BFA also supports a growing network of affiliated freediving clubs throughout the UK.

Latest British Freediving News

Harry Chamas Variable Weight National Record

British freediver Harry Chamas has set a new National Record of 105m depth in variable weight

British freediver Harry Chamas has set a new National Record of 105m depth in variable weight in Kalamata, Greece. On Friday 14 October, Harry took a weighted sled down past 100m to reach his target, before swimming all the way back to the surface. This exceeds the previous variable weight record of 80m, held by Mark Harris since 2007.

Harry started freediving in Australia seven years ago and this year became a staff instructor at the Freediving Club in Greece, which has allowed him regular access to the sea. He was head of safety at the recent AIDA World Championships held in Kalamata. However, he’s not always had access to such depths. Harry says “most of my time I have not had access to depth below 30m, but it was all I needed to learn how to put myself into deep states of .... read more...

Picture Credit: By Denys Rylov (Den GC) at (http://Dengc.photos)

Bristol Blue - Bristol Freedivers have announced their first ever pool competition!

Bristol Freedivers have announced their first ever pool competition!

This AIDA event will take place in Bristol at Horfield Leisure Centre on Sunday, 27th November 2016 and will consist of 2 disciplines:

STATIC in the morning
Choice of DYNAMIC with or without fins in the afternoon.

For this competition, to calculate the overall winners, the scores for DNF will multiplied by 1.3 to make the performance between DYN and DNF comparable.

It should be a great opportunity for seasoned athletes to get official AIDA ranking points and for newer freedivers to try what competitive freediving is all about. For more details and registration form please visit www.bristolfreedivers.co.uk/competition

Team GB 2016 AIDA freediving world championships

British freedive team perform at the World Championships in Kalamata, Greece

British divers Adam Drzazga, Tim Money and Carl Atkinson, with Adam Mustoe in reserve, formed the men’s team, finishing in 8th place behind winners Czech Republic, second place France and third place Russia.

Georgina Miller and Beci Ryan formed the women’s team, however Beci was unfortunately injured in training and didn’t compete, however she became a valuable team coach and assisted the organisers. read more...

Picture Credit: Daan Verhoeven (www.daanverhoeven.com)

The UK Team for the 2016 AIDA Team World Championship

The UK Team for the 2016 AIDA Team World Championship

The BFA are delighted to introduce the UK Team for the 2016 AIDA Team World Championship in Kalamata (www.aidaworldchampionships.com), which will run from 17th to 25th September, in Kalamata, Greece.

The team comprises of 6 athletes: Georgina Miller, Beci Ryan, Carl Atkinson, Adam Drzazga, Tim Money and Adam Mustoe.

Athletes will compete in 3 disciplines, Static, Dynamic (both pool) and Constant Weight (depth) to achieve best possible combined point score.

All of our athletes are self-funded, and we are pleased to announce some fantastic sponsors Elios - specialist wetsuits, Divesangha - clothing for people who love the ocean, Salt Free - freediving in the UK and Orbiloc - the safety light, read more...

Alice Hickson Breaks Dynamic No Fins British Record at AIDA World Championships!

DNF national record for Alice Hickson & Two World Records for Poland!!

180m DNF British Record & set at AIDA World Championships in Finland

On Saturday 2 July, Alice Hickson broke yet another national record, in the A-Final at the Individual AIDA Pool World Championships in Turku, Finland, swimming 180m without fins on one lungful of air (over 7 lengths of a 25m pool) and winning a silver medal. Alice held the previous British record of 174m, set at last year’s World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, for which she won a gold medal. The 180m swim was a personal best for Alice and was just meters short of the winning World Record dive of 185m by Magdalena Solich of Poland... read more...

Picture Credit: Daan Verhoeven (www.daanverhoeven.com)


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