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So - the story goes like this, Kerian came back from 2 months away after meeting Ant Williams and said " I want to get into freediving - I had a go with Ant in Fiji and and it was great" - I just rolled my eyes and said "ok hun" - 2 years down the track hes done bloody well and Iwhile I claim to have been dragged into it kicking and screaming because of my fear of water, its now something I enjoy, both as a spectator, coach and official. Its a fun and relaxing sport.

Kerian has made it into the history books, being the 10th person in history to swim more than 200m on a single breath of air, and in April 2008 he set the NZ variable weight record of 74m on his very first attempt.

In September 07 I became an AIDA international E Level judge - and after some refreshing of skills in 07 and 08, I am now able to be an event medic as well.

Kerian and I had the privelidge of traveling to Deans Blue Hole for the Vertical Blue 2008 competition - its a beautiful place and the water there is amazing - so amazing infact my fear of water has been replaced with the motivation to also join Kerian freediving.

So this page is just a record for me of my freediving stuff, ie what i have judged and my progress in trying out freediving:

Competitions I have judged:
Date
Comp
Records Judged @ Comp
   
Discipline
Nationality
World Record or
National Record
Men / Womens
Record
Athlete
March 2008 Apnea @ Altitude - Taupo CNF NZ National Womens   Kathryn McPhee
April 2008 Vertical Blue 2008 - Deans blue hole  

FIM

NZ World + National Mens -108m William Trubridge
CNF NZ World + National Mens -86m William Trubridge
CWT NZ National Womens -65m Kathryn McPhee
CWT Japan National Womens -64m Megumi Matsumoto
FIM Columbia National Mens -47m Frank Pernett
FIM USA National Mens -74m Leo Muraoka
May 2008 Apneists Challenge - Porirua  
DYN NZ National Womens 169m Kathryn McPhee
DNF NZ National Womens 150m Kathryn McPhee
STA NZ National Mens 8:05 Guy Brew


MY Progress / PB's
Discipline
Detail
Location
Date
DYN

33m
42m
50m
58m + 59M
64m

Huia Pool, Lower Hutt
NaeNae Pool, Lower Hutt
NaeNae Pool, Lower Hutt
NaeNae Pool, Lower Hutt
NaeNae Pool, Lower Hutt
May 08
June 08
July 08

Sept 08
Oct 08
DNF 11m
17m
Huia Pool, Lower Hutt
NaeNae Pool, Lower Hutt
May 08
Aug 08
STA 2:15
2:27
2:38
2:50
Huia Pool, Lower Hutt
NaeNae Pool, Lower Hutt
NaeNae Pool, Lower Hutt
NaeNae Pool, Lower Hutt
May 08
June 08
Aug 08
Sept 08
FIM 6m Deans Blue Hole April 08

 

To be continued.................

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