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Michael Naef – Competition

Diver Outline

Competitive Diving

There are different freediving organisations worldwide. The internationaly most important organisation is AIDA (Association Internationale pour le Dévelopement de l'Apnée). Besides it there are others like CMAS or FFESSM. In Switzerland competitions are mostly held accoring to the AIDA rules. It offers the following disciplines:

Pool Disciplines

Static (STA)
The athlete holds his breath as long as possible. The time is measured as long as his airways are submerged.
Dynamic (DYN)
The athlete dives the longest distance he is able to do. He may use fins.
Dynamic No Fins (DNF)
The athlete dives the longest distance he is able to do. He may not use fins.

Deepdiving Dsiciplines

Constant Weight (CWT)
The athlete tries to go as deep as he is able to and back to the surface. He may use a fin as an aid.
Constant Weight No Fins (CNF)
The athlete tries to go as deep as he is able to and back to the surface. He may not use any aids.
Free Immersion (FIM)
The athlete tries to go as deep as he is able to and back to the surface. He is allowed to pull himself down and up the rope.

Record only Disciplines

No competitions are held in these disciplines. However AIDA keeps records about it.
Variable Weight (VWT)
The athlete tries to go as deep as he is able to and back to the surface. He ist pulled down by weight and has to ascend to the surface by his own.
No Limit (NLT)
The athlete tries to go as deep as he is able to and back to the surface. He ist pulled down by a weight and is lifted to the surface by a lifting device.

Competitions, Milestones

Some of my Milestones in competition:

14. - 22. Sept. 2013: Depth World Championship, Kalamata, Greece
National record depth (CWT): -81 metres, 10th place
6th place in the Free Immersion (FIM) ranking
4. - 5. May 2013: Swiss Championship Pool, Switzerland
1st place static
28. - 29. January 2012: 10me Coupe des Dauphins - comeback after dorsal fracture in august 2011
1st place Static and 3rd Place in overall ranking
10. July 2011: Swiss Championship Deepdiving, Gambarogno, Switzerland
1st place Constant Weight
23. - 25. June 2011: FDD Tripple Depth, Dahab, Egypt
2nd Place overall ranking
19. February 2011: Berlin Masters Cup, Berlin, Germany
National record and 1st place static (8:09), 3rd place overall ranking.
21. August 2010: Swiss Championship Deepdiving, Herrliberg
swiss champion deepdiving
18. April 2010: Swiss Championship Pool, Lausanne, Switzerland
swiss champion pool disciplines
August 2009: AIDA World Championship (Pool), Aarhus, Denmark
Qalification Static: 7:43, National Record (4. place qual.)
Final-A Static: 7:49, National Record (6. place) Video
25. July 2009: Swiss Championship Deepdiving, Herrliberg, Switzerland
Swiss champion deepdiving
13. June 2009: Swiss Championship Pool, Lausanne, Switzerland
First time gold (Static), vice swiss champion pool
21. February 2009: Berlin Masters Cup, Berlin, Germany
Second competition. 2nd place static (7:31), 4th place overall ranking
24. - 25. January 2009: Coupe des Dauphins, Geneva, Switzerland
First competition, to which I was persuaded to take part ;-)
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