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April 25 , 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Rob King Does It Again.  New US Men’s National Constant No Fins Record to a Depth of 55 Meters / 180 Feet.

 

Rob King is living up to his name.  He has done it again.  Not three days after his first record in Cayman, he has bettered himself by two meters.  The United States Apnea Association (USAA) is pleased to announce that Robert King, a USAA member, set a new men’s national record in the freediving discipline of Constant Weight No Fins to a depth of 55 meters on April 25, 2008, during the Third PFI Cayman Invitational 2008 Competition taking place in Grand Cayman, BWI.

Rob’s dive took two minutes and one second to complete.  This is Rob’s forth national record in this discipline.  Rob began his competitive career in freediving as a member of the US Freediving Team at the AIDA Team World Championships in 2006.  He has since made great strides in his diving.  Rob states, “I am so happy that all the training and effort is paying off so well.  I am looking forward to applying for the US Freediving Team for Egypt this year.”  Rob would like to dedicate this record to his nephew, Oscar, who is just learning to dive.

Constant Weight No Fins (CNF) tests the freediver’s ability to swim to depth and return without the use of fins while holding their breath.  CNF is one of the most difficult disciplines in freediving.  Athletes use a modified breaststroke technique to propel themselves to depth and back. 

For updated competition results checkout www.performancefreediving .com

The USAA is a nonprofit association founded on the democratic representation of freediving within the United States and internationally.  Founded in 2003, the USAA consists of an active membership dedicated to furthering freediving in the United States and abroad. For more information about the USAA, the U.S. National Freediving Team, and membership please visit www.usfreediving.org.

The International Association for the Development of Freediving, AIDA, is the international sanctioning body for freediving, individual and team competition, and freediving world record attempts.  For more information about AIDA please visit http://www.aida-international.org.

 

Contact Information:

Grant W. Graves, President
United States Apnea Association, USAA

3642 Seahorn Dr.
Malibu, CA 90265
Email: makog@aol.com
Phone: 310-560-6104

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