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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


Three National Records Made at 5th Great Northern International Pool Competition, Liverpool.

Rebecca DNF

Rebecca Coales breaks own UK National Record for a third time

Tuesday 2 April 2014; -- The 2014 Great Northern International Pool competition, incorporating the UK BFA National Pool Championships, took place on the weekend of 22 and 23 March, at Lifestyle Fitness Aquatic Centre in Liverpool (www.liverpool.gov.uk/lifestyles). Three national records were broken and there were many impressive performances by experienced and new athletes alike.

This was the competition’s fifth year and organiser Steve Millard of Apneists UK www.freedivers.co.uk), delivered yet another fantastic competition, catering for 51 athletes representing 15 countries: ‘We had an amazing helper list, .... read more
Picture Credit: Daan Verhoeven

New Spearfishing Website Launched & Spearo Hub!

For all our freediving spearos or those freedivers interested in spearfishing, we are pleased to announce that Spearfishing.co.uk have recently launched their own website www.spearfishing.co.uk

Spearfishing.co.uk have also created a unique page on their website called the ‘Spearo Hub’. The Spearo Hub is a resource for both new and experienced spearos. You will find everything from beginners’ guides and hotspots, to equipment reviews and hunting techniques. It is crammed full of videos, hunting techniques and equipment guides. It could be the biggest free spearfishing resource website out there. Just click on the link below to explore and find out more for yourselves http://www.spearfishing.co.uk/spearo-hub/

Spearfishing.co.uk are also the sole UK suppliers of Rob Allen and also sell Riffe; they offer spearfishing tuition and run the most extreme spearfishing holidays on the planet at Ascension Island.

Liv Philip & Tim Money Crowned Again!

Liv and Tim UK Champs

Saturday 25th January 2014 -- Tim Money and Liv Philip (www.free-flowh2o.com) have been awarded the annual UK National Freediving Championship prize once again!

Both athletes won last year, and incredibly this will be the 7th time in a row for Liv. Tim and Liv of London Freediving (www.londonfreediving.org), are experienced athletes who put a lot of thought and work into their training and both reaped the rewards in different ways: Tim sites this as the year his deep diving changed, taking on the same consistency of the pool, learning a different way to equalize and progressing 10m deeper than his personal best; Liv's concentration on performance was divided at the beginning of the year with teaching in danger of taking over, but with time invested on herself to train she earned a bronze medal at the World Championships. .... read more
Picture Credit: Daan Verhoeven

21/12/2013: Team World Championships 2014

UK team

UK Team Selection

Applications for the UK Team - 2014 AIDA Team World Championships in Sardinia, Italy are now open. The competition will take place from 16th September until the 26th and will include Dynamic apnea (with fins), Static Apnea and Constant weight (with fins).

We hope to send a full team of 3 men and 3 women per discipline, 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 3 months before the competition entry deadline. In case of candidates wishing to be considered who do not have AIDA ranked points a performance witnessed by an AIDA Judge or AIDA UK Instructor will stand at 80% of the resulting outcome.) .... read more

20/12/2013: BFA AGM 15 December 2013

The annual AGM was held via Skype in Sunday 15 December. It was great to have some more BFA members take part. So, it's the end of another year and it is not quite all change, but the BFA are saying goodbye to some key committee members. We would like to say a huge thank you to Steve Millard, Martyn Jones, Gary McGrath & Ed Wardel. Without the hard work and support all our committee members give, the BFA could not function and it's been a successful year thanks to team work. We would like to say an extra big thank you to Martyn Jones who as E-media officer has given so many years service to the committee and always with such support, warmth, enthusiasm and energy. And in saying goodbye, we welcome Adam Drzazga, Bart Lubecki, Tim Money and Charlotte Sundburg.

From all of us at the BFA, may we wish you a very Merry Christmas & may 2014 be full of beautiful blue dives!

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'Elios suits are amazing, they are like a second skin, and so quick through the water' - Tim Money (represented the UK in 4 World Championships

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