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Sandra PIOVANACCI : a new Parisian star is born

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Fond of the Red Sea
Oct 10, 2004
Last Saturday, young Sandra PIOVANACCI :girlie beat the French National record in dynamic apnea without fins. Previous record was held by Nathalie DESREAC :girlie with 95 m ; Sandra did 100 m. It was on the occasion of Dunkerque's AIDA meeting (Dunkerque is a French town close to the French Belgian frontier).

Sandra is now close to the World record (104 m held by Renate de BRUYN) ; she will attempt to beat it on the occasion of the Paris meeting, held on the 19th of March. This event will be a National Open competition with AIDA ranking and World Record status... http://apneeattitude.xtremefish.com/images/afficheA4.jpg

To register : http://apneeattitude.xtremefish.com/inscription.php

Detailed description of the event (in French) : http://apneeattitude.xtremefish.com/book190305.pdf

It's a great result, congratulations! :)

we also have a new "star" here in Hungary, her name is Aniko
Hrabovszky. She swam 93 meters in Wiesbaden last year (DNF, look in world ranking
list 2004 :) ). This is an official hungarian recodr as well, of

She plans to compete on this event, too. So it will be very interesting
for women in DNF! And I will be there hopefully. :cool:

Regards, Balázs :)
Hi Balasz !

Glad to learn that there will be an exciting female match :girlie in Paris on the 19th of March !

I spent one week somme years ago in Budapest... I even learnt some words of hungarian (kicsit)...

See you there...

Since ;) you have been talking about me, let me join the discussion :)

First, congratulation to Sandra for the 100 meters, its an excellent performance, and such a break-through /the 100m I mean/.

I have not reached this distance yet, so for me not the world record is the challenge ;)

See you there

Aniko Hrabovszky
AIDA Hungary
Welcome in Paris in March Aniko !

I spent New Year's Eve 1999 in Budapest (it was very cold...)

Kicsit beszelek magyarul...

I spent 3 months learning by myself hungarian, but I forgot everything... It's a shame...
I am very surprised at one point : looking at AIDA competition results, it seems as if you earn the same number of points in dynamic apnea, no matter if you swim WITH fins or WITHOUT fins :duh ...

how is it possible :girlie ???
That is a good question.. Surely its easier to do i.ex 100 meters with fins than without
kingohyes said:
That is a good question.. Surely its easier to do i.ex 100 meters with fins than without

You are right ! It would be much wiser, instead of considering a performance in absolute terms, to divide the absolute result (time or meters) by the world record of the corresponding category...

We would obtain a "performance index" k, number with no dimension between zero and one....

For instance : Sandra swimming 100 m without fins :girlie would obtain k = 100/104 = 0.96

A man with fins swimming 100 m would obtain k = 100/200 = 0.5

With today's regulations, the man with fins and the young woman without fins would obtain exactly the same number of points : 50 ; this is absurd :duh !

With the performance index method, Sandra's performance index is almost twice as big as the man with fins'...

A womman with fins swimming 100 m would obtain a k = 0.633

a man without fins k = 0.602

This method applies as well to all other disciplines...static, constant weight, no-limits, etc...

This method permits to make some sound comparisons between men and women, between fins and no-fins...

k = 0.5 corresponds :

for a man to 4'29" in static
for a woman to 3'15.5" in static

for a man to 51.5 m in constant weight with fins
and to 33 m in constant weight without fins...

for a woman to 39 m in cw with fins and 21 m in cw with no-fins....