Archive for April, 2010

Yasemin’s record attempt series ends with a dive to 106m

 
 

8-time freediving world champion Yasemin Dalkilic, who was in Kas, Antalya preparing for a world record attempt to 125 meters in the Limited Variable Ballast category, has canceled her official record date of May 2nd. After a 6 year absence from freediving, Yasemin had come back with the help of the main sponsor Turkcell, host location Kas, Hera Hotel, Linde Gases and Aquaclub Dive School. (more…)

Final thoughts about the FREE-AIDA joint verification issue.

 
 

We have started training for Yasemin’s attempt in the Limited Variable Ballast category to 125 meters. If successful, she will break the old FREE record of 105 meters (held by herself) and better the AIDA mark of 122 meters held by Tanya Streeter for some years now. (more…)

FREE and Liquivision team up to verify World Records!

 
 

FREE (Freediving Regulations & Education Entity) one of the premier training and verification freediving agencies in the world, and Liquivision, the maker of the Liquivision X1 diving computer have finalized an agreement that will see the X1 become the Official Gauge of all freediving events verified by FREE. This means that, from now on, for every competition or record attempt verified by FREE, all competing freedivers will be required to wear several X1 computers to verify the depths achieved. (more…)

Freediving Courses coming up, get them while they’re hot!

 
 

It has been a while since we last taught a freediving course. I myself have remained active in freediving instruction all these years, but it has been more on consultant, specialist basis. I have helped a few well known freedivers improve their already excellent techniques through private training, I’ve helped several non freediving athletes implement out breathing system into their training as a way to prepare for important races and events (including one very famous sprinter whose name I’m not at liberty to divulge), (more…)

The End of the Road is really here!

 
 

Well, that’s it, today, we are officially only 2 weeks away from our trip to Turkey, to start the training dives that should culminate, hopefully, with a successful record attempt on May 2nd. It has been a long, long road since we decided to come back to competitive freediving and attempt this record. Yasemin basically had an agreement with the Turkish Prime Minister on January 2009, after he requested her to come back to record setting diving as a way to promote the country and stimulate female achievements. (more…)