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AIDA Team World Championships 2012 – Start Lists

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Day One

http://aida-worldchampionship.com/en/competition/startinglist/224-depart-cwt-day-1

Day Two

http://aida-worldchampionship.com/en/competition/startinglist/221-depart-cwt-day-2

Day Three

http://aida-worldchampionship.com/en/competition/startinglist/230-depart3

AIDA Team World Championships – Womens Results

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Womens Results Day One Deepest woman so far – Ashley Futral Chapman 75m CWT – from United States http://aida-worldchampionship.com/en/competition/startinglist/229-women-results

Results from Day Two

http://aida-worldchampionship.com/en/competition/startinglist/229-women-results

New deepest woman Aurore Asso from France with a succesful dive to 76 metres!

Day Three shows the womens results: Japan in the lead with 205 points.

http://aida-worldchampionship.com/en/competition/startinglist/229-women-results

AIDA Team World Championships – Mens Results

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Mens Results
Deepest man so far – Michal Rišian 102m CWT from Czech Republic
http://aida-worldchampionship.com/en/competition/startinglist/223-men-result

We are waiting for day two results to be published but it is reported that Guillaume Nery made his depth of 114m in Constant Weight this morning! Well done Guillaume :-)

Results after day two!

http://aida-worldchampionship.com/en/competition/startinglist/223-men-result

Day Three Weather getting rocky has meant some atheletes didn’t dive so start list tomorrow will change.

Results so far for Men – Croatia in the lead and the UK in 4th Spot!

http://aida-worldchampionship.com/en/competition/startinglist/223-men-result

AIDA World Team Championship 2012

Monday, September 10th, 2012

This years Team Championship is taking place in Nice, France.  This is a wonderful venue to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of AIDA International.

With over 35 countries taking part it is going to be a truly international event!

Kimmo Lahtinen’s editorial

http://aida-worldchampionship.com/en/home/kimmoeditorial

The competition started today and already great results have been achieved!

Good luck to all the athletes!  Dive Safe x

THE GREAT NORTHERN POOL COMPETITION

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

I was lucky enough to be judging at this fantastic competition, the organiser Steve Millard wrote the following article:

This was the second year of the Great Northern pool competition in the UK. It was extended to two days this year to accommodate a DNF (no-fins) competition this year. It increased considerably in size due to the popularity of last years event. Only a handful of the UK’s top divers were unable to attend in some capacity, all the big hitters and some tremendous new talent were there.

On Saturday the 12th March I was proud to see John Moorcroft top the bill with a tremendous 130m DNF swim. He has a UK record in him for sure still after over a decade on the circuit. He did it for charity too so please follow this link http://www.justgiving.com/John-Moorcroft/. There were also good white card performances for second and third places from Dave King (last years overall winner) and Chris Laycock (last years best newbie.) 

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The ladies were led by a new UK National DNF record for Liv Philip using all her experience to pull out a white card, she has only had white cards in my competitions so i am thrilled for her achievement. Kattie Lussier and Meike Holzmann were DNF twins both finishing at the same point, well done.

On Sunday the 13th March which was UK Nationals day, the day almost all belonged to the mighty Dave King with a massive 226m Dynamic swim. Top dive mate, my respect!  I didn’t quite get to get over and see him surface as his top was at the same time as the mermaid of the pool Mandy Buckley. She has fought back this year from a very serious illness and she got in and equalled her personal best from last year and I needed to be there to see it and give her support. Apneists UK’s Mandy Buckley was fortunate enough to collect a new Orca Breath wetsuit from Orca, our generous sponsor. She is going to do a swim for charity in June and you can read more about her and sponsor a good charity here , a truly amazing story!

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=mandybuckley



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In the main event Apneists UK’s Chris Crawshaw decided to go for solid white cards and did a great and very easy 150m swim and a 5’30 static for a very respectable 2nd place in the UK Nationals in his first competition, followed behind closely by Tim Money in third place. Liv Philip won the title for the second year in a row, George Miller again cemented her place as one of the all time best female UK divers with a respectable 2nd place. Kattie Lussier skidded into third place overall with two exciting dives and Apneists UK’s very own Nikki Bream took the 3rd place in the UK Nationals. Her shocked look when she heard at the prize giving, and her joy when she realised she was on the podium was one of my favourite moments.

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The event ran smoothly, because of the hard work of many. I need to say a massive thanks to all the helpers. I counted over 40 individuals helping over the two days, and they were all essential. Even one of the jobs not being done would have made it extremely difficult if not impossible to run safely and without hiccups. I want to point out at this time they were all volunteers, using their different skills and expertise to help the athletes and I appreciate their help! I have had three days to reflect and it makes me prouder every day to see how our group has come together for this.  People were travelling from as far as London, Scotland, Yorkshire, Bristol and Wales. Oh, and the RED SEA!! Thank you!

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George Miller, current UK static record holder said "This year went really well! The event was at the Liverpool aquatics centre, a state of the art facility. I must say my jaw hit the ground when a staff member of the centre asked one of the organisers how deep he wanted the pool for the static competition! I didn’t know that pools could do that! In all seriousness, I’m sure I’m not the only one who felt privileged to be able to compete at such a top class facility.  

The seamless organisation and brilliant atmosphere saw many freedivers, both seasoned and beginner, from several different clubs across the country come together to make a really brilliant day. I think it was reflected in the results. We saw a fantastic national record from Liv Philip with dynamic no fins of 111m and a massive dynamic from Dave King of 226m. The most inspiring swim of the day was Mandy Buckley, who managed a formidable 150m swim. 

I would like to thank the organisers, Steve Millard and his crew from www.freedivers.co.uk , the Liverpool aquatics centre for having us and all those who took part. I’m hoping that next years event will see some international faces.
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Here is a selection of short videos including the two National records:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSNSIGxtQwA

http://www.youtube.com/user/seanpetersfoto#p/a/u/1/zS9rmfVYXOs

http://www.youtube.com/user/seanpetersfoto#p/a/u/2/Ue7jbbJ3snw

 

Thank you to the world class pool, the relaxed & super helpful staff and our generous sponsors:

Lifestyles Leisure

Sean Peters www.sppv.co.uk

George Stoyle www.earthinfocus.com

www.orca.com

Urban Gastropubs

Electrical lighting superstore

No-Tanx

Salt Free divers



www.freedivers.co.uk/team/stevemillard.asp 

 

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF GEORGE STOYLE OF EARTHINFOCUS.COM

 

The Great Northern: UK National (with guests) Pool Competition 2011

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Apneists UK are delighted to be able to announce that once again we will be holding the BFA UK National Pool Freediving Competition with International status. It will be held at the Liverpool Aquatics Centre, Wavertree on Sunday 13th March 2011. The event will once again be called ‘The Great Northern’ because we can’t be bothered thinking of anything better and we liked that name anyway. We will be hosting the Static (STA) and Dynamic with Fins (DYN) disciplines.

 blue-man

 Everybody is welcome!

The spaces are for seasoned athletes and also those new to the sport. I will ensure all the information you require if you are a ‘newbie’ is given to you and we will make sure you are welcomed and look after you. Everyone starts somewhere! There are around 27 spaces (this can be increased) to compete and you will receive an AIDA World ranking. Last year we saw many personal bests set and a NR at the venue because of the excellent facilities, relaxed atmosphere and ….. I suppose the athletes themselves J The ‘with guests’ tag means that although it is the UK National competition that even if you are not a UK citizen you can compete, and in fact we would encourage it, Liverpool is next to a major city, and itself has an airport / trains for easy access. You could be amongst the next generation of successful Freedivers, or maybe you already are! What are you waiting for?

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We are also welcome those wanting to help. Some jobs are essential, the whole competition is set up to support the competing athletes so if you want to help let me know, we need at least 15-20 people to make it run smoothly.

 Contact Steve Millard: Apneaboy111@hotmail.com

The Liverpool Aquatics Centre was the perfect venue last year for a Great competition. At the heart of the state-of-the-art facility is an Olympic sized pool with moveable floor, which is used as a training camp by some of the world’s best swimmers in the run up to the 2012 Olympic Games. Aside from the main pool (which can be divided into two if required) there is also an additional 20 metre training pool.

For the Great Northern 2011 event the 20 metre training pool will be used in the morning to host the STA event and the 50m Olympic pool to hold the DYN event.

The Great Northern will provide the ideal opportunity for athletes in the UK and from the continent to gain AIDA ranking to be counted for their National Team selection. Focusing on STA and DYN. It’s also the perfect place to meet other Freedivers and meet some of the personalities in the sport. Please go tohttp://www.freedivers.co.uk/resources/greatnorthern.asp for pictures, testimonials and any other information from last years competition. I will update this soon.

Convinced? Please go here http://www.freedivers.co.uk/resources/greatnorthern2011.asp for your enrolment form.

Still not convinced? Turn up anyway, there is a free viewing gallery and after you have seen what its all about we will probably see you competing at next years event J

Steve Millard

www.freedivers.co.uk

apneaboy111@hotmail.com

 

Elios sponsor UK Freedive Team

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Sam's StaticSue and Sam

Elios sponsored the UK freedive team by providing Yamamoto 3mm freediving suits to each team member.  The suits fitted so well it was like wearing nothing, we had to keep stroking ourselves to make sure we really had the suit on!  Fantastic suits and fantastic dives.  Thank you so much Elios!

 

Elios (www.eliossub.com)
Elios is THE freediving wetsuit manufacturer, producing tailor-made freediving suits in the highest quality materials.

 

Suunto Sponsor UK Freedive Team

Monday, August 9th, 2010
White Limited Edition D4 Computers

 

Suunto have been fantastic in giving each of the team members a D4 freediving computer as sponsorship for the team World Freediving Championships in Okinawa, Japan.  We were envied by all wearing out limited edition White D4’s!  Thank you so much for your support Suunto :-)
 
Suunto (www.suunto.com)
Suunto is the leading manufacturer of sports instruments for a variety of sports, including skiing, hiking, diving, sailing and golf. Our strategy is to focus on sports activities where advanced measurement technology, data processing, and specific algorithms can create significant benefits for active participants.

Suunto’s mission is to be the world’s most desired sports instrument brand.



 

2009 AIDA Freediving World Championships CWT Results

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Here are the results from http://www.verticalblue.net/events/ 105 metres! Amazing! Well done everyone in this amazing competiton.

Results from the Constant Weight Competition

2009 AIDA Freediving World Championships CNF Results

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Here are the results from the http://www.verticalblue.net/events/ site :-) Well done everyone, fantastic numbers!

Constant No Fins Results men and womenhttp://www.verticalblue.net/events/