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Caribbean Cup 2016: A Photo Journey

In a final wrap up of our Caribbean Cup 2016 coverage, I present another opportunity to enjoy the beautiful photos of the Caribbean Cup by Alex St. Jean and to reminisce on the total enjoyment everyone felt throughout.  Nothing sums it up better that the quote below by an American newcomer, Daniel Koval.

This was my first international competition and I have loved it so far. The thing that really helps me to keep the nerves down is pretty simple and has been told to me by many.

1st- Stick with what you know. Sometimes trying out different things is good, but not right before a competition. Focus on the training that has got you to the point you’re at.

2nd- Give yourself plenty of time to warm up. Even though I can do my warm-ups in about 15 minutes I give myself about 40 minutes just to relax and enjoy the water, the beauty around me, and show how good it feels to have come so far. I am actually quite the nervous person as I have never done well on tests or anything where I am put on the spot except in the water. That is my time to clear my mind and focus on no one else but Daniel Koval.  I can be 100% selfish as mother nature allows me to descend into her depths.

Nothing like keeping it simple and sweet.  For more of our coverage from the Caribbean Cup 2016 click here.


Ashley Futral Chapman
Ashley Futral Chapman
If you find yourself in earshot of Ashley you will quickly learn that she has two passions; traveling the world with her family aboard their sailboat, Jade, and freediving. Freediving took Ashley by storm in 2008 when she decided to participate in the PFI Intermediate course in the Cayman Islands. The only goal in mind, to reach 100' she exceeded her expectations by maxing out the course at 132'. Intoxicated by the rush of success she has gone on to complete the PFI Instructor program. She is now an independent PFI Instructor and president of Evolve Freediving, teaching freediving courses in Wilmington, NC. Ashley is a 3x world record and 14x national record holder in freediving.