2014 AIDA Team World Championships in Sardinia 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.)

If you are interested in competing for the UK in Sardinia, please let us know by the 15th April 2014. Please send an email to listing your highest AIDA ranked performances since the 15th October 2012 in Static Apnea, Dynamic Apnea (with fins) and constant weight (with fins) with details of where this ranking was obtained. If you do not have a ranked performance in any or all of these disciplines, please let us know your current best performances in training, and when you anticipate seeing those ratified officially. If you anticipate achieving a higher ranked performance in any of the disciplines in the next few months, please also let us know that in your email. If your geographical location makes it difficult for you to gain a ranked performance, please let us know and we will take this into consideration.

If you are interested in going to Sardinia as Team Captain/Coach, please let us know you are interested by letting us know your experience in this area, and why you think you would be good for the job. Applications for the Team Captain/Coach position will be considered by the team once they have been selected, and appointed within one month of final team selection.

If you make the decision to apply for the 2014 team, you obviously need to be available to be in Sardinia for the dates above. You also need to be sure you can afford your flights and all expenses and the entry fee of 250 Euros (which excludes hotel costs).

In the meantime the BFA will be doing all it can to gather both sponsorship and logistical support for the 2014 team.

All competing athletes must be over 18 years old, UK citizens and members of the BFA at the time of the competition.

The Great Northern International Pool Competition,incorporating the UK BFA National Pool Championships

The UK Pool Freediving Championships will take place over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd of March 2014 in Liverpool. This annual event known as 'Great Northern' appears in freediving calendars for 5th year running and incorporates BFA National Pool Championships.

It will comprise of all 3 pool disciplines, Dynamic No Fins (DNF) on day one and Static (STA) and Dynamic (DYN) on day two.

Although, athletes can compete in one or both days of the competition, the overall male and female winners will be decided on the highest point count accumulated across 3 disciplines. Also, the best male and female British divers will be crowned as UK Pool Champions.

There were some massive performances and National Records broken during this event in the past but divers of all abilities are more than welcome.

You can find a video promoting the event here:

For more information and details of previous competitions please visit:

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