US Freediving Announce Team USA 2014

US Freediving have announced the selection of the USA Freediving Team. The team consists of four male and four female athletes. Selection was based on application from athletes with performances from International Ranking List freediving competitions within the last eighteen months. The team will be representing the United States at the AIDA World Team Freediving Championships in Sardinia, Italy beginning September 17, 2014. Competition begins on September 20. This year’s team selection saw the highest number of athletes applying in US Freediving history with well over a dozen hopefuls submitting.

Francesca Koe, US Freediving Vice-President, says, “It is very exciting to see all of the enthusiasm and growing participation in our sport. Nowhere is this more manifest than the sheer number of applications we received this year for Team Worlds in Sardinia. We’ve got a great and diverse group of divers – I know they will represent the United States very well.

The USA Freediving Team members are as follows:

WOMEN

  • Ashley Futral-Chapman
  • Kerry Hollowell
  • Ashleigh Baird
  • ALTERNATE = Shell Eisenberg

MEN

  • Steve Benson
  • Kurt Chambers
  • Kyle Gion
  • ALTERNATE = Jonathan Lata

The USA Freediving Team is actively looking for major and minor sponsorship and donations. Donations can be made at the Team USA website.

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Stephan Whelan

Stephan is the Founder of DeeperBlue.com. His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years-old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a passion he pursued in all his spare time. In 1996 his passion for the underwater world led him to setup DeeperBlue.com. When he gets time he enjoys both Freediving and Scuba Diving when not traveling for work or enjoying time with his family in London.

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