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AIDA recently announced the launch of its Freediving Emergency Medical Responder (FEMR) course, a new first aid course that includes a special emphasis on freediving-related medicine.
The 2019 AIDA World Freediving Championships are set to commence late next week, with divers from around the world converging in the waters off Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France, the site of the first World Championships 23 years ago as well as in 2000, 2005 and 2012.
This year's Caribbean Cup in Roatan, Honduras will have a "first" in international competitive freediving, in that it will feature judges from both AIDA as well as CMAS.
If you're looking to test your pool freediving mettle and plan on being in Europe in May, this year's Swiss Indoor Apnea Pool Championship will be held May 18-19, 2019 in Montreux, Switzerland.
The 13th Serbian Open Freediving Championships saw three divers break new AIDA World Records this past weekend.
Freediving competitors, set your calendars! The 2019 AIDA World Freediving Championships will be held in the waters off Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France next September.
AIDA has announced several major freediving competition rules changes that took effect at the start of this year that involve the introduction of a bi-fins category for the Dynamic (DYN) and Constant Weight (CWT) disciplines, National Record recognition, multiple-role restrictions at competitions, black-outs and more.
For the first time in history, Alessia Zecchini has the women's World Record in freediving in the Constant Weight (CWT) discipline under two rule sets — the World Underwater Federation (CMAS) and AIDA International.
AIDA Team World Championship event organizers need to know by the end of this week whether there is enough interest in going forward with it.