Posted by: seahiker | May 7, 2009

Canadian Freediving Nationals!

Peter swims to 169m at nationals. Photo: William Winram

Peter swims to 169m at nationals. Photo: William Winram

Peter went to Montreal last week for the National Freediving Championships, his first competition in over four years.

After a moderately successful first competition day, he pulled off a personal best performance of 169m in the dynamic apnea discipline (swimming underwater as far as possible with a monofin). This was also good enough for a BC record and silver medal at the competition.

He also happens to be only 36m away from the national record, 2m greater than the current US record, and the 2nd longest result in the discipline in all of North, South and Latin America.

Peter intends to attempt the national record of 205m held by his friend and fellow competitor, William Winram (www.williamwinram.com). The attempt will be scheduled sometime in the next few months.

Check out Will’s website and his work on raising awareness about shark conversation by freediving with them.

For more information on freediving, please visit www.seahiker.com and www.aidacanada.org, Canada’s leading freediving association.

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