Saturday, September 19, 2020

Chris Crawshaw Sets New UK Freediving Record


March 4th was a good day for Chris Crawshaw.  An active member of the Apneists UK group, Chris has been working very hard over the past couple of years to hone his freediving abilities — as of yesterday he saw that hard work pay-off as he skillfully set a new UK national freediving record. Coached by Steve Millard, Crawshaw performed a clean dive of 150 meters in the discipline of dynamic no fins (DNF).  Crawshaw’s dive took two minutes and :26 seconds to complete before he was presented with a much welcomed white card.  After a good set of results at last year’s World Championships, this new national title is a great start to the new year for Chris.

What’s more, Crawshaw’s new national title heightens the anticipation for next weekend’s UK Nationals, where Britain will crown a new pool champion. readers can check out a few more pictures of Crawshaw’s record-setting attempt here and watch a video of his dive below.

Chris Crawshaw Sets New UK Freediving Record 1

Chris would like to thank Total Fitness for hosting the event.

Chris Crawshaw Sets New UK Freediving Record 5
Francesca Koe
An active ocean advocate, VP of U.S. Freediving, a multi-agency dive instructor, PFI Safety Supervisor and AIDA judge, Francesca also serves as the Editor-At-Large here at You can usually find Francesca diving in the kelp, hanging out at the Farallones with sharky friends, or trying to improve upon her own PB's.


  1. Fantastic swim Chris…You made it look very easy. Very well deserved. Hope to see you on Saturday up in Liverpool…




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