The first South East Asia (SEA) Team Freediving Pool competition took place in Penang, Malaysia on 10th-11th December.
Teams from Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia competed, with Singapore winning first place overall, Malaysia coming in second and Indonesia in third place in the women’s competition. In the men’s, Singapore also placed first, with Malaysia in both second and third place. Freediving is exploding amongst the middle classes of South East Asia and we hope to see some strong athletes competing internationally soon. Team Malaysia already impressed with a solid performance at the 2016 AIDA Team World Championship in Kalamata.
Highlights of the competition included:
- Jonathan Chong (Singapore) Dynamic (DYN) performance of 137m, 106m DNF and 6:02 min STA
- Paul Sack Wai Kei (Malaysia) new Static (STA) record of 5min 41sec
- Michelle Ooi (Singapore) 80m Dynamic No Fins (DNF) and 4min 34sec Static (STA)
- Anqi Lim (Singapore) 118m in Dynamic (DYN)