For the first time in history, Alessia Zecchini has the women’s World Record in freediving in the Constant Weight (CWT) discipline under two rule sets — the World Underwater Federation (CMAS) and AIDA International.
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Zecchini set the record under AIDA International rules at the OriginECN Vertical Blue Freediving Competition in July with a dive to 107 meters (351 feet), and this past weekend set the record with a dive to the same depth under CMAS rules off the coast of Turkey at the Kas Baska tournament in the run-up to the upcoming Outdoor CMAS World Championships.
Zecchini said on her Facebook page:
“A dream that became real… I want to dedicate it to our special lovely friend Pamela Holtzman, you were always with us in Vertical Blue before and after our dives with your hugs and cute smiles. A big hug to all your family.”
And just for good measure, Zecchini set a CMAS Free Immersion World Record with a dive to 90 meters (295 feet) this past weekend as well.