Sunday, September 20, 2020

Jana Strain Sets Another Pan American Freediving Record


Jana Straincontinues her rise to the top in Freediving. Claiming her fourth Pan Americanrecord, in her third discipline. Yesterday, April 25, the record was set in DynamicNo Fins with a swim to 116 meters (380 feet) in two minutes and ten seconds in Montreal,Canada during the Canadian Indoor Nationals.

Dynamic Without Fins (DNF) is covering the greatest possible horizontaldistance under water on a single breath, without the use of any propulsiondevice. DNF requires very good technique. Performances can only be recognizedin pools with a minimum length of 25 meters.

Jana was ecstatic when exiting the pool and said, “Today was achallenge, static this morning, then going into the dive with a pounding CO2headache and performing in the deep end of the pool. It was not an easy dive,but it helps me to grow and keeps things interesting and exciting.”


Jana broke theexisting records of Mandy-Rae Cruickshank at 100M (328 feet) and Tanya Streeterat 113M (370), both set in 2005. Again this is the best performance by a womanin the Western Hemisphere in almost four years.

Jana was competing with many other talented athletes includingWilliam Winram who also set a new record in DNF. Jana’s record was officiated byGrant W. Graves and Robert King, AIDA Judges. This competition was the 1st AIDA Canada sanctionedcompetition since being awarded the national delegate by AIDA Internationalearlier this year.


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Sara-Lise Haith
Sara-Lise Haith
Sara-Lise is the former News Editor for She is based in Dubai.


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