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Competitive Freediving

Pure Apnea regulates competitive freediving events and ratifies national and world records for various disciplines. The sports disciplines are described below.

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Static Apnea (STA)
Static Apnea involves athletes holding their breath and lying face down in water for as long as possible. This discipline tests a freediver’s breath holding ability and is regarded as one of the most mentally challenging.

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Dynamic with Fins (DYN)
In this discipline the athlete swims as far as possible underwater on one breath with the aid of diving fins. Records for this discipline are separated into two categories based on fin type, namely ‘Monofin’ or ‘Bi-fin’.

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Dynamic without Fins (DNF)
In this discipline the athlete swims as far as possible underwater on one breath without the aid of diving fins.

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Free Immersion (FIM)
The athlete descends to depth and back up by pulling on a vertical diving rope.

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Constant Weight (CWT)
Constant Weight involves diving to depth and back up with the aid of diving fins, but without pulling on the diving rope. Records for this discipline are separated into two categories based on fin type, namely ‘Monofin’ or ‘Bi-fin’.

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Constant Weight without Fins (CNF)
In this discipline the athlete dives to depth and back up without the aid of diving fins and without pulling on the diving rope.

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