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What should be AIDA's primary aim for international competitions?

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What should be AIDA's primary focus for future international competitive freediving?

  • Team world championships

    Votes: 2 15.4%
  • Individual world championships

    Votes: 4 30.8%
  • Annual team world cup

    Votes: 3 23.1%
  • Annual individual world cup

    Votes: 4 30.8%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .
to encourage the growth of the sport - at all levels - through

*welcoming participation from all freedivers, not just those on national teams or up to world record levels

*helping organise media coverage to promote awareness of the sport at these events

*keeping the rules as transparent and straight forward as possible so everyone understands and no one feels hard done by if their performance is in question

*allowing more people to come up through the ranks as judges through proper training programmes designed to result in judges who will naturally agree on decisions

Basically - a lot of what the Cyprus events have done for the last two years

my thoughts...

Sorry but I'm not that familiar with AIDA's defenitions, may them be team or individual, what's the difference between 'world championships' and 'annual world cups'?
With 'championships' I mean one event in the year that officially defines the best freediver(s) of the season. With 'world cups' I mean that combined results from several events throughout the year will officially define the best freediver(s) of the season. Do we want the football version or the Formula One version?

Maybe I should have written that in the poll...
Besides what sam said, also
Get press for freediving to bring more sponsers to the sport.
Present a united front to lobby us into the olympics.
Partner with orgs like PADI to offer freediving certs. in more places.
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