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A freediving competition under the auspices of AIDA International will be held in Warsaw

Listen to this article A freediving competition organized under the auspices of AIDA International will be held in Warsaw on Sunday, January 22. The competition will be held at the swimming pool of the Sports and Rehabilitation Center of the Warsaw Medical University. The starts are scheduled for the morning hours and, according to the
Published: January 3, 2023 - 09:00
Updated: July 23, 2023 - 01:39
A freediving competition under the auspices of AIDA International will be held in Warsaw
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A freediving competition organized under the auspices of AIDA International will be held in Warsaw on Sunday, January 22.

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The competition will be held at the swimming pool of the Sports and Rehabilitation Center of the Warsaw Medical University. The starts are scheduled for the morning hours and, according to the plan, all competitions will take place from 9:00 to 11:00 am.

This will be a great opportunity to see with your own eyes the discipline that is constantly gaining great popularity around the world. Especially since Julia Kozerska will appear on site as a special guest and participant in the competition. Julia is one of the leading Polish freedivers, a multiple medalist and record holder at the Polish and world championships.

The event promises to be very exciting, as the athlete has had one of the best seasons of her career and has certainly not yet said her last word. Therefore, we can expect that the first competition in 2023 will be an ideal opportunity for her to successfully start the next season.

Of course, other talented athletes will also be there to compete in various categories and competitions.

Freedivers always choose the discipline in which they want to compete:

DYN – swimming with a mono fin, which gives the greatest propulsion and therefore the record in this category is the greatest
DYNB – swimming with fins
DNF – swimming without fins. Considered the most challenging of all disciplines

Current world records in freediving held by Poles:

Mateusz Malina – DYN: 321 m
Julia Kozerska – DNF: 210 m
Magdalena Solich-Talanda – DYN: 277 m

What is Freediving?

Freediving is the art of stopping breathing underwater and the ability to control the body and mind. The athlete takes a deep breath in and then swims the greatest possible distance underwater. For the average person, swimming 20 meters is quite challenging, but for a trained freediver the distance is counted in hundreds of meters.

What does Freediving provide?

This unique sport can be practiced by anyone. It not only teaches how to perform optimally in the water, but also how our body works. By training to hold our breath, we can improve our respiratory system and make our daily breathing easier and more efficient. Our circulatory system is better able to transport oxygen to the cells. In the long run, we can improve our health and longevity.

The effect of freediving on the state of mind is invaluable. Through breathing training, we exercise the “mental immune system”, which allows us to better cope with stress. At the same time, we bring the autonomic nervous system into balance, which results in a reduced “run or fight” response. We build our resilience and are better prepared to meet the challenges of everyday life.

You can find more information at official website of the competition.

Photo: Press materials


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Tomasz Andrukajtis
Editor-in-chief of the DIVERS24 portal and magazine. Responsible for obtaining, translating and developing content. He also supervises all publications. Achived his first diving certification – P1 CMAS, in 2000. Has a degree in journalism and social communication. In the diving industry since 2008.
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