Press Release from Mark Harris – British Freediving Association
The British Freediving Association is pleased to announce a new UKrecord in the Men’s Dynamic Apnea ‘No-fins’ discipline. On Thursday 7thFebruary 2008, at The New Malden Centre, London, Alan Barber completeda performance of 127 metres. The new record beats the previous recordof 120 metres, set by Danny Coope in 2006. Dynamic Apnea without finsis one of the most technically difficult of the pool-based breath-holddisciplines. It requires precise technique and fine-tuned buoyancyunderwater.
Alan, 35, had been freediving for precisely one year with hisfreediving club NoTanx, upon setting the record. As well as progressingto a record-breaking performance so quickly, amazingly, Alan is able toswim further without fins than with.
He also was able to combine this achievement with raising over£1,000 for his favourite charity, ‘The Brook’ which is concerned withanimal welfare.
Alan has been coached at his club by Adrian Hamilton and Marcus Greatwood.