Wednesday, November 25, 2020

AIDA Organizing Freediving Competition In Tribute To Carla Hanson

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AIDA announced this week it will host a “Tribute to Carlafreediving depth competition in memory of its late president, Carla Sue Hanson, who lost her battle with cancer earlier this year.

Tribute to Carla” is a non-profit event that will also contribute with a donation to the celebration of Carla’s life planned for later this year in California, USA.

Carla Sue Hanson - Photo by Daan Verhoeven
Carla Sue Hanson – Photo by Daan Verhoeven

Pending the global evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event is provisionally scheduled for September 19th-27th, 2020 in Limassol, Cyprus and will include the following disciplines:

– Constant Weight (CWT)
– Constant Weight – bifins (CWTB)
– Constant No Fins (CNF)
– Free Immersion (FIM)

According to AIDA Treasurer Sasa Jeremic:

“Tribute to Carla will be the first competition organized directly by AIDA. With this initiative, our organization would like to recognize Carla’s contribution to the growth of freediving as a sport, her continuous work and support for providing maximum safety conditions and fair play, as well as her determination in developing new freediving competition locations.”

AIDA is working on minimizing the competition participation fee for athletes, and the event’s revenue will be directed to supply freediving centers with customized safety kits.

The competition will be open to the entire AIDA community and organizers expect freedivers from all around Europe, the Americas, Australia, Asia and Africa.

For more info, check out the AIDA Facebook page.

AIDA Organizing Freediving Competition In Tribute To Carla Hanson
AIDA Organizing Freediving Competition In Tribute To Carla Hanson

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John Lianghttps://www.deeperblue.com/
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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