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

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 of 134 meters with a dive time of three minutes and :13 seconds Lemus improves upon his own record which he set last year.

All of this success for Alejandro comes quickly on the heels of another record-setting performance that he offered in Free Immersion (FIM) at the second annual Caribbean Cup – a depth competition hosted on Roatán where Lemus pushed the Mexican national FIM record down to 85 meters. (Lemus had been hoping to set a deeper Constant Weight record as well but got foiled & frustrated by being a half of a second too slow on executing his surface protocol.)

I am very excited to now be in the select freediving group of athletes who have achieved a dynamic swim of 200+ meters (even though I was not given the title due to a penalty for surface grab), which makes me even more pleased that I successfully achieved a new AIDA Mexican record in dynamic without fins DNF 134 meters! Thanks to all who made possible this!

DeeperBlue congratulates Alejandro on all of his athletic accomplishments.

Lemus Wins Olmeca Open 2014

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Francesca Koe
Francesca Koe
An active ocean advocate, VP of U.S. Freediving, a multi-agency dive instructor, PFI Safety Supervisor and AIDA judge, Francesca also serves as the Editor-At-Large here at You can usually find Francesca diving in the kelp, hanging out at the Farallones with sharky friends, or trying to improve upon her own PB's.