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CAFA WRC May 2004

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Freediving Sloth
Sep 8, 2002
Originally posted by efattah
Other than Stig's 166m, the second best no-fins swimmer ever is 138m by Herbert (correcT?)
Maybe officially. Bevan posted about 150m no fins. I think it was one of his only long dynamic tries.
He posted a link to the SA AIDA site where they have a video, but I didn't manage to play the file.


Well-Known Member
Aug 13, 2001

Doing a "record"-distance in your own pool with friends is quite a bit different than doing it in a competition setting with a countdown and all the other pressures and factors that come to bear. Many would be records are fouled by the small details like rules, extenuating circumstances, and uncontrollable variables.

For instance, Eric pulled up at 122m in dynamic (only a few metres from my previous record) not because that's his limit, but because he felt like throwing up. Thankfully, ...... he didn't.

My new national record is nothing special when you consider what other people have done. Hell, I'm still a long way from Herbert's 138m no-fins record, never mind 166m--and I'm using a monofin.

Neither Eric or I did any training for dynamic this year. I would say the majority of experienced divers do not spend much time on dynamic, simply because it usually doesn't count towards national team qualifying. I would like to train, because I find it such an enjoyable discipline. But with having to train for static and constant, there is not enough time.

What was most exciting about this competition, in my mind, was the number of personal bests in all disciplines, and especially the number of local divers who made the turn at 100m in dynamic. I have a feeling that 131m won't hold for long!

This was one of the most enjoyable regional competitions ever, with beautiful weather, great people, and lots of fun. With USAA getting more and more AIDA judges certified, there's likely to be a comp in your neighborhood soon.


Pete Scott
Vancouver, BC


Well-Known Member
Sep 18, 2003

I was just diving with the Ottawa guys on Saturday, and it seems there will be about 12 or so, but it's really hard to say this far in advance. The quarry is beautiful though, and already starting to warm up! There will be a thread posted here shortly re: the Eastern Regionals.

Congrats to everybody on the WRC! Wish I could've been there! Maybe the Nationals... :D

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Kirk Krack

Well-Known Member
Aug 8, 2001
Hi all,

Photos from last weekend's competition are now on the CAFA website.

Special thanks to Greg Fee, Peter Satitpunwaycha and Calvin Hass for providing the photos. Peter also took several portrait shots of the new competitors for their stats pages which show all official performances these competitors have completed.

Tom Lightfoot

Webmaster http://www.freedivecanada.com/comp/results/may2004wrc/
Stephan Whelan

Stephan Whelan

Papa Smurf
Staff member
Jan 7, 1999
On behalf of the DeeperBlue.net Crew i'd like to congratulate all the competitors in the event and of course to Kirk and the CAFA organisers!
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