Aida & current records

Who or what is Aida?

The International Association for Development of Apnea (AIDA, from French: Association Internationale pour le Développement de l’Apnée) is the world wide rule- and record-keeping body for competitive breath holding events (freediving). It aims to set standards for safety, comparability of Official World Record attempts and freedive education. AIDA International is the parent organization for national clubs of the same name. Since 1993, AIDA International has officiated 230 Official World Records.

For more information about AIDA including more details on their history and the history of freediving then have a look at their website.

There are several different disciplines which AIDA officially monitor. The main freediving disciplines are ; Constant weight , Free immersion, Dynamic, Static, Variable weight and No limits. Recently the ‘no fins’ approach has become more popular and can be incorporated in to dynamic and constant weight.

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Freediving current records… Will one be yours in the future?

Constant weight no fins (CNF)
101 m
Name: William TRUBRIDGE
Date: 2010-12-16
Place: Blue Hole, Bahamas
62 m
Name: Natalia MOLCHANOVA
Date: 2009-12-03
Place: Blue Hole, Bahamas

Constant Weight (CWT)
124 m
Name: Herbert NITSCH
Date: 2010-04-22
Place: Blue Hole, Bahamas
101 m
Name: Natalia MOLCHANOVA
Date: 2011-09-23
Place: Kalamata, Greece

Dynamic Without Fins (DNF)
218 m
Name: Dave MULLINS
Date: 2010-09-27
Place: Naenae & Porirua
160 m
Name: Natalia MOLCHANOVA
Date: 2009-08-20
Place: Aarhus, Denmark

Dynamic With Fins (DYN)
273 m
Name: Goran COLAK
Date: 2011-10-15
Place: Lignano, Italy
225 m
Name: Natalia MOLCHANOVA
Date: 2010-04-25
Place: Moscow, Russia

Static Apnea (STA)
11 min 35 sec
Name: Stephane MIFSUD
Date: 2009-06-08
Place: Hyeres, France
8 min 23 sec
Name: Natalia MOLCHANOVA
Date: 2009-08-21
Place: Aarhus, Denmark

Free Immersion (FIM)
121 m
Name: William TRUBRIDGE
Date: 2010-04-10
Place: Long Island, Bahamas
88 m
Name: Natalia MOLCHANOVA
Date: 2011-09-24
Place: Kalamata, Greece

Variable Weight (VWT)
142 m
Name: Herbert NITSCH
Date: 2009-12-07
Place: Blue Hole, Bahamas
126 m
Name: Annelie POMPE
Date: 2010-10-05
Place: Sharm el Sheijk

No Limit (NLT)
214 m
Name: Herbert NITSCH
Date: 2007-06-14
Place: Spetses – Greece
160 m
Name: Tanya STREETER
Date: 2002-08-17
Place: Turks and Caicos