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Hullverson Breaks USA Men’s Freediving Record at World Championships.

Belgrade, Serbia. John Hullverson, of Tiburon, California, broke his own USA Men’s National Freediving Record in the freediving discipline of Dynamic No Fins with a swim of 150 meters / 492 feet on a single breath. John added eight meters / twenty-six feet on to his previous record of 142 meters / 466 feet, set in 2014 on the island of Grand Cayman, BWI.. John’s swim took place during the AIDA Pool Freediving World Championships as an opener during the event finals.

John’s performance took two minutes and forty-two seconds. He is competing along with 122 of the world’s top freedivers at World Championships, as the sole US athlete, being held at the Milan Gale Muškatirović Sport Center in Belgrade, June 19-28. Individuals from 22 countries are contesting the three pool freediving disciplines of Dynamic Apnea (DYN), Dynamic Apnea without Fins (DNF), and Static Apnea (STA) over the nine-day event. Athletes from many countries have set national records.

Belgrade has experienced an unseasonable cold spell and pool temperatures at the outdoor 50 x 25 meter pool were a chilly 69F degrees, prompting complaints from a number of athletes. Said John of the conditions for his record setting swim, “It was cold and rainy all day yesterday, so we expected the pool to be cold today, but it wasn’t that bad about 22C/71F. I tried not to let it bother me and just wanted to go out and do my dive.”

This was John’s second attempt this week at bettering his previous national record. He swam 150 meters / 492 feet on, June 21, the first day of the competition, his birthday, but suffered a red card-disqualification after he was unable to successfully perform the required surface protocol after surfacing from his dive. John said, “It would have been really neat to break the record on my birthday and as a present to my Dad on Father’s Day, but it wasn’t to be. The good that came out of it though was that I now knew I could do that distance and today I got the chance to prove it.  I’m very happy.”

John achieved a six minute thirty-one second breath hold in the Static Apnea discipline on June 23. The World Championships concludes with the final event and closing ceremonies on June 27." 

Dynamic No Fins (DNF) is performed by swimming without fins in a pool with the athlete holding their breath swimming as far as they can.  Distance is measured with the use of a metered tape measure. 

Static Apnea (STA) tests the athlete’s ability to hold their breath for time.  The athlete lays face down in the shallow end of a pool with a coach providing for safety signaling and timing.  Upon surfacing at the conclusion of their performance the athlete must perform a surface protocol by removing their facial equipment, signaling okay and saying, I am okay, to demonstrate he or she is in control of his or her performance.

USA Freediving is a non-profit association founded on a democratic representation of freediving within the United States and internationally. Founded in 2003, US Freediving brought together a diverse group of 21 founding members, all interested in the development and growth of freediving. In just six months, this highly dedicated group was able to create an association recognized as the voice of freediving in the United States by the international community. The association has grown to over one hundred members with continued growth expected. http://www.usfreediving.org 

The International Association for the Development of Apnea (AIDA) is the international sanctioning body for freediving, individual and team competition, and freediving world record attempts. AIDA nationals are individual associations that represent freediving and AIDA in their country, similar to Olympic Organizing Committees. For more information about AIDA check out http://www.aidainternational.org.
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University Professors and researchers Frédéric Lemaître and Fabrice Joulia are looking for volunteers the week before the AIDA world championship for a
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US Freediving elects new Board of Directors

US Freediving held Board of Directors elections in January. The new board consists of five members with extensive experience and lineage in national and international freediving. The team has conducted two board meetings since being elected.  

President elect is Grant W. Graves. Grant was formally the president for eight years and is one of the leading international freediving judges. Francesca Koe remains as Vice President. She is a freediving athlete and judge having participated in many national and international competitions.  Dor Croston is the Treasurer elect. She has been participating in competition organization for several years and most recently participated in media relations at Vertical Blue. Ted Hardy is Secretary elect. He is a long time US Freediving athlete and former national record holder. Ashley Chapman remains as the At-Large member. Ashley is a long time US Freediving athlete and multiple world and national record holder.  

Dor stated, "The sport of freediving attracts passionate and dedicated athletes; I’m confident that this board will represent them well and I am honored to be a part of it."

Ashley said, “The US Freediving has every opportunity through its new board to make US Freediving a more competitive, competent, and internationally recognized brand.”

Grant related, “I am very excited to be back on the board. It is very encouraging to have such a motivated team of people working to grow the sport and help bring such powerful backgrounds and skills to help with the effort.”

The US Freediving Board of Directors serves two-year terms.  They are responsible for all dealings of US Freediving both domestically and internationally along with fielding and selection of the US Freediving Team.

For more information about US Freediving please visit the website.    www.usfreediving.com.  Updates will be coming soon.

US Freediving is a non-profit association founded on a democratic representation of freediving within the United States and internationally.  Founded in 2003, US Freediving brought together a diverse group of 21 founding members, all interested in the development and growth of freediving.  In just six months, this highly dedicated group was able to create an association recognized as the voice of freediving in the United States by the international community.  The association has grown to over one hundred members with continued growth expected. 

The International Association for the Development of Apnea (AIDA) is the international sanctioning body for freediving, individual and team competition, and freediving world record attempts.  AIDA nationals are individual associations that represent freediving and AIDA in their country, similar to Olympic Organizing Committees.  For more information about AIDA check out http://www.aidainternational.org.
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