Sunday, October 17, 2021

Pool World Championships for Freediving Begin in Italy


Ligano, Italy — It’s official the AIDA International 2011 Pool Championships have begun. And we’re off to a great start. Athletes from all around the world have come to Ligano, Italy to see who can be the top performers in the pool disciplines of dynamic no-fins (DNF), dynamic with fins (DYN), and static apnea (STA). Referred to as the “Europe Evolution Cup” the competition’s program, running from October 6th through October 16th, has started with the pre-qualifying rounds where judges evaluate the top 23 performances in each discipline to move onto the finals.

The finals for DNF will be on October 14th, the final heat for DYN will be October 15th, and the final for STA will be on October 16th.

You can find announced performances, results, and follow the competition action right here on DeeperBlue Forums and stay tuned to the AIDA International Insider on Facebook for up to the minute tweets of realized performances.

Ligano comp 2011

Photo courtesy of Kimmo Lahtinen.

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.