The votes are in from AIDA nationals around the globe for the Suunto sponsored “Best AIDA” freedivers. Nearly 2000 eligible AIDA freedivers from New Zealand to the Czech Republic and everywhere in between cast their votes for their favorite athletes, coaches, judges and volunteers. No surprises came for winning best freediver with Natalia Molchanova and William Trubridge taking top honors. Here are the winners for 2011 in all other categories:

Best Male Newcomer: Antonio Koderman
Best Female Newcomer: Jody Fisher
Best Instructor: William Winram
Best Coach: Martin Zajac
Best Judge: Grant Graves
Best Aida Volunteer: Carla Hanson
Best Athletic Sportsmanship: Goran Colak