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
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.
Deepest man so far – Michal Rišian 102m CWT from Czech Republic
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!
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!
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
The competition started today and already great results have been achieved!
Good luck to all the athletes! Dive Safe x
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.
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.
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?
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
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!
Here are the results from http://www.verticalblue.net/events/ 105 metres! Amazing! Well done everyone in this amazing competiton.