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2nd Dutch FreediveINN

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Mar 3, 2002
Immersion will organize their second international freediving competition on Sunday 14th December 2003; “The Second Dutch Free DiveINN”. This competition will take place in swimming pool ‘de Tongelreep’ in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. All Dutch top freedivers will be present to compete against each other and against international competitors who will be present to break national or even world records. This years event will be bigger and their will be a lot more organized around the actual competition. For one this competition will be part of the 3 Nations Cup (Austria, Germany, Netherlands)

More information can be found on this page. You can find info on how to subscribe, hotels, schedule, rules, etc, etc. The site is being updated constantly. Deadline for subscribing is 21th November! If you have questions you can send them to 14dec@immersion.nu and we will answer them as soon as possible. Hope to see all of at our competition!

Greetings, Pim Vermeulen


What will happen?
Immersion, a Dutch based “underwater company” that specializes in teaching freediving/scuba and that organizes underwater events of all kinds, will organize their second edition big international freediving competition; The Second Dutch Free DiveINN! Immersion is run by Jorg Jansen (president of AIDA Netherlands, coach of national team, PADI en AIDA Instructor) and Pim Vermeulen (Dutch team member, AIDA Instructor, co-founder of AIDA Netherlands).

It will all happen at Sunday 14 December! All day long! We start around 9 a.m. with registering the athletes and we end the day very late with a big party! But we really start on Saturday 13 December; we have several activities planned like a 1.5 hour training session in the pool we use on competition day and dinner afterwards with lots of people, and maybe a lot more, be surprised! So it’s clear to everybody that you already have to come on Saturday? Okay, next point.

For who?
This competition is for every freediver in the world. If you can hold your breath for 30 seconds or if you’re a World Record holder! We only got a few prerequisites;
- You need to be 18 years or older
- We need your freediving medical certificate not older then one year clearly stating that you’re fit for freediving
- We need a photo of you (passport size)
- You need to pay before Sunday 30 November!

What about the costs?
The cost of this competition is 20 euro including dinner. It’s possible to for non-competitors to join us with the dinner. The price of this is 14 euro.

How to subscribe?
Glad to hear you want to come! You must send an empty email to 14dec-subscribe@immersion.nu. You’ll then receive an automatic email back with all instructions in it. In short: You’ll have to fill in a details list and send it to 14dec@immersion.nu together with a digital copy of your ID, photo and medical statement and make a payment to Immersion. When this is done your place is booked!

What about Visitors and Press?
Of course they’re also welcome! Entrance is free and if you want to join the party and dinner you can also send an email to 14dec-subscribe@immersion.nu. Press needs to register by sending an email to 14dec@immersion.nu.

Until when can I subscribe?
The deadline to subscribe is 21 November and we need all payments before 30 November! This is very important for planning for the party, competitions, transfers, etc.

And until when can I change my announcements?
You can change them as many times as you want until Sunday evening 7 December 11:59 PM! But please not too many changes; it’s all a lot of work. On Monday morning all announcements of all competitors will be put online so everybody can see what everybody wants to do!

Are world records possible?
Yes, this year we have cameras, doping tests and international judges! So try whatever you want! The costs of the doping kit are for us, but you need to pay for the test if you want all the word records you set during our competition to be acknowledged.

How many competitors are allowed?
We have set our schedule to a maximum of 80 competitors. This should really be enough. But be fast to subscribe; you never know!

More info soon!
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