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.
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