Last year’s Vertical Blue was my first time working on a freediving competition as platform co-ordinator and announcer: calling in 30 dives a day for 9 days of stunning athletic performances. As we prepare Dean’s Blue Hole for another exciting event this year I am looking forward to all the exciting stories from 2012 being […]
The 2012 Suunto Vertical Blue Freediving competition being held at the Blue Hole in the Bahamas has come to an end. Athletes, event staff and supporters are all making their journeys home and reflecting on the previous 9 days of competition. The statistics for this competition make amazing reading and goes to prove that Suunto […]
Watch Ashely Futral Chapman set her 3rd world record in Constant No-Fins by diving to 67m on the 1st day of the Suunto Vertical Blue Competition in November 2012.
Yesterday Ashley Futral Chapman achieved the seemingly impossible by diving to 67 meters (223 feet) with just a single breath of air in her lungs. The 30 year old North Carolina native propelled herself into history by setting her third World Record in the freediving discipline of Constant No-Fins. Ashley is just one of over […]
May 4, 2012 Ashley Futral Chapman breaks the Constant Weight No Fins World Record with a dive to 63 meters (207) at Performance Freediving’s Deja Blue competition in Grand Cayman, the Cayman Islands. The women’s CNF record was previously held by multiple World Record holder Natalia Molchanova who made a dive to 62 meters in […]
Every year Performance Freediving International hosts an open freediving competition in Cayman, and every year gets deeper and deeper. This year is no exception. On Friday May 4th a new World Record was set by Ashley Futral Chapman of the United States. Ashley has had her sights set on taking the women’s Constant No-Fins (CNF) title for a […]