Free immersion apnea

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Free immersion (FIM) is an AIDA International freediving discipline in which the freediver dives under water without the use of propulsion equipment, but only by pulling on the rope during descent and ascent.[1]

Performances may be done head first or feet first during the descent, or a combination of the two.

The current record holders are William Trubridge (New Zealand) with a depth of 124 meters (406 feet), set on 16 June 2016 in Dean's Blue Hole, Bahamas[2] and Sayuri Kinoshita (Japan) with 97 meters (318 feet), set on 26 July 2018 in the Bahamas.[3]

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  1. ^ McKie, N (2004). "Freediving in cyberspace". Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society. 34: 101–3. Retrieved 2013-10-05.
  2. ^ Staff (3 May 2016). "William Trubridge sets two freediving world records in three days".
  3. ^ "Free Immersion World Record Battle Ends With Sayuri Kinoshita Victorious At OriginECN Vertical Blue". 26 July 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.

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