Rebecca Coales Takes UK Freediving Record

Rebecca Coales

A long-standing UK female dynamic with fins (DYN) freediving record has finally been broken. On Saturday, July 6, 2014 at the Life Leisure, Grand Central 50 meter Pool in Stockport Rebecca Coales succeeded in doing something that no one has been able to do for the past five years: swim far enough horizontally on a […]

Georgina Miller Sets New UK Record in Static Apnea

George and her coach by Sean Peters

Holding your breath requires patience. Holding your breath for six minutes and :27 seconds requires an internal strength and steel most people don’t have – but Georgina Miller does. Just this week in Crete at the 7th Annual Mediterranean World Cup gorgeous George proved she had the focus and skill needed to further the UK […]

DEEP ANATOMY: Where Freediving and Performance Meet

The Deep Anatomy of William Trubridge

The Playground NZ in association with Suunto Vertical Blue 2015 announce the Call For Applications for Deep Anatomy - a special symposium on Long Island, in the Bahamas in April 2015. Artists, academics, and athletes are invited to participate in a two-week long incubator of new dialogues between extreme sport, performance, and a Caribbean island community. (A  thoughtful format– sensitive […]

Alejandro Lemus Wins Olmeca Open and Sets New Freediving Record for Mexico

Lemus in the pool

This past weekend 30 freedivers descended upon Veracruz, Mexico to particiapte in the Olmeca Open, a pool freediving competition. Many of the athletes put forward strong performances and chief among these was Alejandro Lemus who not only won the competition overall but also achieved a new national record in dynamic-no fins (DNF). Completing a DNF swim […]

John Moorcroft Sets New UK Freediving Record

Moorcroft glides to a new national record

A new national freediving record for the UK has been set. Just this week John Moorcroft pushed the dynamic no-fins (DNF) record four meters further at the 2nd Manchester Classic competition, by completing a marathon swim of 167m .(The previous record-holder was Chris Crawshaw prev, who offered a 163m swim at the Great Northern competition back in March 2012.) […]

Alexey Molchanov Takes Gold at the Caribbean Cup

Alexey Molchanov 700x400

It all came down to the wire today — who would dive the deepest and reign supreme at the 2nd annual Caribbean Cup hosted on Roatán, the largest of the Caribbean islands that make up the country of  Honduras. Would New Zealand take top honors via William Trubridge? Or perhpas Carlos Coste would shake things up […]

Mandy-Rae Krack: Freediving and Motherhood

Mandy descends....

After a five year hiatus Mandy-Rae Krack (née Cruickshank) is back in the water. The seven-time world record champion, and mother to a four year-old named Kaila, is on top of the leaderboard at DejaBlueV and happy to be back competing. “Five years is a long time to be away from it (freediving) and it’s time now, […]

Just for Fun: The “Most Interesting” Freediving in the World

Kirk ascends along his new autonomous freediving imaging capture contraption

Tens of thousands of dives. Thousands of students. Hundreds of records. Performance Freediving International has been running record attempts and hosting international freediving competitions since 2001. Each year the team behind DejaBlueV, the competition currently running in Cayman, innovate with technology & fun including the little humorous video below. Stay tuned for more features & highlights […]