Category Archive: Competition

Jul 10

Team USA 2014 Announced!

Freediving Team USA

If you’ve been enjoying World Cup fever, you may as well just roll that over into Freediving World Championship fever! US Freediving announced the freedivers selected for the team yesterday and there are a lot of familiar (and impressive) faces!. These divers will be heading to Sardinia, Italy on September 17 for the AIDA World …

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May 19

Guest Post- Robert Lee: Tales of a competition safety diver

Robert Lee Freedives

Below is a guest post from good friend and safety diver, Robert Lee. Robert has been there for me, and many other divers, during record attempts, competition dives and more. He is one of the best safeties I’ve ever worked with and rescued me during my last blackout, during an unsuccessful record attempt to 83 meters/ …

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May 17

Records fall as Deja Blue V draws to a close

John Hullverson following his successful 142m NR swim.

  Performance Freediving International‘s flagship competition, Deja Blue V draws to a close this week as athletes from many different countries throw down and go for that first place medal…and the glory that goes along with it. The big news today comes from American freediver John Hullverson, who broke the US National Record for DNF …

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Nov 18

In Memory: Nicholas Mevoli

Freedive On, Nicholas Mevoli

I’ve never had so much trouble figuring out what to say. We lost a great diver yesterday. The freediving community has felt this loss at its very core and it’s been really touching to see how many people are coming together to mourn and to celebrate the short but unbelievably successful freediving career Nick had. …

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Nov 21

Ashley Chapman Breaks CNF Freediving World Record

Vertical Blue freediving competition day 1 results

American freediver Ashley Futral Chapman broke yet another world record to 67 meters/ 219 feet in the discipline of constant weight no-fins yesterday at Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas. Ashley has broken this record twice in the past, only to have it rebroken by the Russian freediving great, Natalia Molchanova days later. With more …

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Jul 30

Team USA to Battle for Gold at Freediving World Championships

Freediving Team USA competition

“Carry the battle to them. Don’t let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive and don’t ever apologize for anything,”- Harry S. Truman   And so we send our American freedive team to battle the top athletes in the world for a chance at victory. On Sept. 7 six athletes, three men …

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Jun 29

An Ode to Freediving Safety Divers

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I woke up this morning to find that I’m a whole year older than I was yesterday morning. Funny how that happens. I turn 28 today and find myself looking back at the past few years and all the time I’ve spent in the water with a variety of awesome divers and realize that it’s …

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Jun 14

Team USA to Go to World Championship

Freediving Team USA

It’s that time again!  The Olympic Games are upon us.  We are filling our hearts and homes with national pride (despite our differing nationalities) and will soon be sitting at our kitchen tables with a schedule of the Games and a highlighter, sure to catch every promising athletic moment we have waited for the last …

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Jun 06

Herbert Nitsch in Chamber After Failed Freediving Record Attempt

Herbert Nitsch

Wishing Herbert Nitsch a fast recovery after an unsuccessful attempt to break the World Record in No-Limits today to a depth of 800 feet/ 244 meters. See the full story here: http://www.deeperblue.com/herbert-nitsch-receiving-treatment-after-failed-record-attempt/ See the World Record promotion video and story here:  http://www.deeperblue.com/herbert-nitsch-to-attempt-to-become-worlds-deepest-man/

May 12

More National and World Record Videos Up!

Thanks to the efforts of our video team here at Deja Blue we’ve got more record videos posted! See them below!   Grant Hogan breaks the US Men’s National Record in CNF with a dive to 71 meters/ 233 feet   Nick Mevoli breaks the US Men’s National Record in CWT with a dive to …

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