British Dynamic No Fins Freediving Record Broken At First Day Of The Great Northern Competition

John Moorcroft 176m DNF British Record
John Moorcroft 176m DNF British Record

The first day of the The Great Northern International Pool Competition in Liverpool, UK has seen some great performances from the competitors but none so more than John Moorcroft who managed to set a new British Dynamic Apnea No Fins (DNF) British Record, in the opening moments of the competition, with a 176m swim.  Moorcroft held the previous record at 167m and has been training hard for his record attempt and came close at last years competition.

The “Great Northern” is organized by Freediving Coach Steve Millard and his Apneists UK Freediving club and also incorporates the UK BFA National Pool Championship.  Athletes compete in 3 pool disciplines – Dynamic No Fins (DNF) on day one and Static (STA) and Dynamic (DYN) on day two.

John Moorcroft 176m DNF British RecordJohn Moorcroft 176m DNF British RecordPhotos Courtesy of Daan Verhoeven

You can see the video from last years competition below:

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Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of 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 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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