The rules have been developed in discussions with Sebastien Murat, Will Trubridge, William Winram and Herbert Nitsch. Any questions not solved by the 3 rules can be solved by common sense - the "ambitions" of this discipline are quite clear.
Unassisted Freedive Competition
Freediving in its purest form - skin diving as deep as you can. No fins - only breaststroke. No mask - only noseclip. No suit - only swimmingtrunks. Since this discipline and its rules are unique it will be seen as a new category and world and national records will be awarded.
- 3 basic rules - detailed version
||A) Propulsion by arms and
legs only - no equipment. No
mask or goggles -
noseclip. No swim suits,
wet suits or
caps of any kind. Only swimming trunks or bikini.
B) A safety lanyard of maximum
1.5 meters attached to ankle, wrist
or at a (non elastic) belt at your waist.
The lanyards carabiner will be attached to the diveline.
decided in advance,
there are no penalties for turning early.
No tags has to be delivered.
Starting order by draw or organizers decision.
free to grab and hold above water level,
when their airways break the surface.
C) During the dive
the rope may be touched
with open hand but not held.
No pull upwards is allowed at the
turn. A penalty of 5 meters will be given for every rope pull or grab under water.
WR and NR demands bottom camera of full surveillance of diver.
surface protocol has to be
delivered - only hold on to the rope and breath for 30 seconds.
Judge decision after 5-60 seconds. Blackout during the 60 seconds will lead to Disqualification. Judges decision can be reversed during the 60 seconds.
surfacing the athlete will
be disqualified if the mouth
(both lips) goes under again
for more than
On a second dip - no matter
how long they are - the
athlete is disqualified.
You are basicaly
allowed one short dip as a
benefit of doubt.
LMC´s in the neck resulting
in more than one dip will be
Apparent LMC´s in the neck/body resulting in more than one dip will be DQ. Even if mimicking/playing LMC/BO = DQ. Take waves in consideration and do not count them as dips.
C) A coach is allowed.
The coach may not dive down.
If the athlete is
helped physicly by
anyone it is a
disqualification. (helped physicly:
support, a hard pat on the
back, a poke with a fin -
any touch that lifts or
can "wake up" an athlete).
- Athletes must be 18 years
old or older.
- A medical certificate that says "fit for diving" must be presented (no older than
1 years old).
- A medical statement and
liability release has to be
signed by the athletes.
- All depths decided by two calibrated depth meeters
(against a measured line) placed on the athletes two
arms (sea level, salt water calibrated).
Average depth of the two,
judges must judge
each competition, at least
one in water surveiling the
first/last 20 meters.
- There must be at least
serious starting athletes
in a competition.
- The concerns of judges are: safety, pulls at depth and airwaydips at the surface.
||Most of these rules are
invented to make it more of a challenge than the normal freediving disciplines,
aswell as making it interesting to
watch. We want to see: skin, muscles moving, hair flowing, faces and expressions.
Basicly the only way to get a red
card is to blackout or drop airways
because of heavy LMC in the neck/head.
These are also so called
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