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AIDA World
Championships
Maribor 2007

4th - 7th of July 2007
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Statics (STA)
Dynamic With Fins (DYN)
Dynamic Without Fins (DNF)

Competition disciplines


Static Apnea (STA)

The freediver holds his breath for as long as possible with his respiratory tracts immerged, his body either in the water or at the surface. Static apnea is the only discipline measuring the duration, and one of the three disciplines considered for the international competitions by team, with Constant weight and Dynamic with fins. Performances could be done and recognized in both pool or open water (sea, lake, river, etc).


Dynamic With Fins (DYN)

The freediver travels in a horizontal position under water attempting to cover the greatest possible distance. Any propulsion aids other than fins or a monofin and swimming movements with the arms are prohibited. Dynamic with fins is the most typical of both disciplines measuring the distance in freediving, because of the specific means of propulsion: long fins or monofin. Performances could only be recognized in swimming-pools with a minimum length of 25 meters, and are sometimes considered in national or indoor's 'combiné', with the Static apnea.


Dynamic Without Fins (DNF)

The freediver travels in a horizontal position under water attempting to cover the greatest possible distance. Any propulsion aids are prohibited. Dynamic without fins is the most natural of both disciplines measuring the distance for many freedivers, because it doesn't need any propulsion material, but a very good technique. Performances also could only be recognized in pools with a minimum length of 25 meters, and are greatly appreciated from "old-swimmers".


Other freediving disciplines:

  • Constant Weight Without Fins (CNF)
  • Constant Weight (CWT)
  • Free Immersion (FIM)
  • Variable Weight (VWT)
  • No Limit (NLT)

Please look up www.aida-international for more information on these disciplines.