Un año más se ha celebrado el Open Apnea Catalunya – Trofeu Oscar Lopez en las instalaciones del Institut Municipal de l’Esport de Palafrugell “IMEP”, acogiendo así a un nuevo grueso de participantes dispuestos a enfrentarse de nuevo al maratón de Apnea, única prueba del calendario nacional en la que se disputan las tres modalidades de piscina: Apnea estática, Dinámica con aletas y sin aletas. Todos aquellos que las disputaban optaban así a campeones Absolutos. La prueba se regiría bajo normativa AIDA y permitiendo el registro de marcas en el ranking internacional.
En esta edición participaron un total de 25 apneístas, entre hombres y mujeres y siendo esta la segunda edición en la que se conseguía el mínimo de tres para disponer de podio femenino, algo de lo que nos alegramos enormemente.
La representación de nacionalidades fue de nuevo diversa, contando con hasta 8 por parte de Francia, 2 de Algeria, 1 Estadounidense y los 14 restantes Españoles. La proximidad con el país galo nos brindó la oportunidad de recibir a 6 integrantes del club Apnéeau de Sète, quienes se encargaron de demostrar el alto nivel al que están.
Daba inicio el registro de participantes puntual como cada año a las 8:30 del domingo 20 de diciembre y siendo la prueba de Apnea estática la primera con la que se iban a enfrentar.
Esta prueba recordemos que llega a su tercera edición, realizada desde 2013 el Trofeu Oscar Lopez rinde homenaje a nuestro querido compañero y miembro fundador de esta asociación.
Los participantes disponían todos ellos de unos horarios concretos de participación individual, elaborados en función de sus marcas anunciadas y ordenados de menor a mayor. Por lo tanto abrirían la prueba aquellos competidores noveles o quienes hubieren anunciado los tiempos más bajos y disponiendo todos ellos de 45’ de calentamiento en cada prueba.
El último en participar fue el actual doble campeón del mundo, el barcelonés Aleix Segura quien se impuso sin rival con una increíble marca de 8 minutos y 58 segundos. Seguido por el algeriano Twefik Blaoui, quien con 6 minutos y 54 segundos logró un nuevo record nacional para su país.
Terminada la prueba de Apnea estática – Trofeu Oscar Lopez – daba comienzo la prueba de Dinámica con aletas (DYN).
Ya habiendo realizado un gran esfuerzo, tocaba gestionar fuerzas pues ahora tocaba pasar a la piscina grande dónde el agua se encuentra a una temperatura ligeramente inferior a la de la piscina pequeña dónde se realizó la estática.
De igual modo, los anuncios más bajos abrirían nuevamente la prueba y la cerraría el barcelonés Aleix Segura con una distancia lograda de 178 metros pero quien por penalizaciones se vió relegado al segundo puesto y proclamándose campeón de esta modalidad el francés David Garrigue con una marca de 142 metros. Destacar los 188 metros logrados por el francés Marc Tartenson, quien también por penalizaciones no pudo finalmente puntuar.
Llegados a este punto sólo restaba una prueba por disputar, la dinámica sin aletas, sin duda una de las modalidades técnicamente más exigentes a lo que había que sumar el doble esfuerzo ya realizado en las dos pruebas anteriores.
En esta modalidad, la cual se realiza un estilo muy similar a la braza, las distancias alcanzadas siempre son “algo más cortas” pero no por ello menos importantes.
No sólo los más experimentados sino también aquellos con menor trayectoria demostraron el fruto de toda una temporada de entrenamientos, haciendo gala de una técnica que requiere una alta concentración y buen nivel físico.
El ganador de esta modalidad fue un año más Aleix Segura con 153 metros, siendo esta una distancia que superaba en 2 metros su anterior record nacional pero que no puedo ser así por verse penalizado, siendo requisito para establecer un nuevo record, que éste se logre con tarjeta blanca.
Destacar que un año más la Escuela de buceo profesional Océanos retransmitió en directo durante todo el campeonato imágenes subacuáticas de las dinámicas y pudiéndose ver en pantalla grande.
Disputadas las tres modalidades se daría lugar y tras un descanso al esperado aperitivo en la terraza exterior del edificio y seguidamente la esperada entrega de premios que coronaron a Aleix Segura i Gisela Solà cómo ganadores absolutos de ésta sexta edición. Finalmente se realizó el sorteo de material y otros premios entre participantes y también colaboradores y el público asistente.
Con esto se cerraba esta sexta edición, con record de participación y demostrando una vez más el alto empuje que vive este deporte.
Queremos manifestar nuevamente nuestro agradecimiento a todos los participantes, colaboradores, patrocinadores, familia de Oscar, público asistente y a todas la personas que nos siguen.
Last 13 September 2015 Open took place on the Costa Brava III and V Skandalopetra, a year bringing together a number of free-diving use again willing to overcome their limits.
Being scoring this year for the new Catalan League AIDA Apnea, Open Costa Brava was once again the only test carried out deep in the Iberian Peninsula and as always consists of three classic modes: Constant weight (CWT), Constant weight without fins (CNF) and Free Immersion (End).
The site chosen for the third test was again Montgrí coast but this time taking as base port town of L'Escala, where we find the International Diving Center diving center and this time has been commissioned to carry participants to board the Estrop 2, a large ship to 44 places that had rentals.
With a total of 14 Participants between the two tests set sail in the bay of Roses, Site chosen due to wind from the south that had been announced.
Leaving the port 9 Morning sea already had a significant swell, which caused sickness among many participants during the journey. To this is added a component Nord Stream would be present throughout the trial but in consideration of the sea gave us a higher visibility to 20m, very positive factor in this type of testing.
As usual order of participation was set high to low brand announced. The first participant to compete was the Algerian who had announced Twefik Blaoui CWT -50m, the second participant would Mihhail Antonjuk Estonia with a mark of -34m FIM announced.
CWT constant weight category in the Algerian Twefik Blaoui could not reach because of the depth and turned announced a few meters before touching the plate establishing greater brand championship -43m. However cost him to obtain the necessary proclaimed winner in this category. The second and third place were for Francis Carreras with -26m and -21m respectively with Eva Raimúndez.
Free immersion category FIM was the clear winner Juanma Molleja with a mark of -30m that earned him gold, 10 meters more than the second and third place and Cristina Andres Soriano Corvillo, which were obtained the silver medal together with a mark of -20m.
The mode of constant weight without fins (CNF) did not enjoy this year of participation, certainly the hardest and requires greater preparation.
Once the III Open Costa Brava took place one of the most emotional moments of the day. Apnea Catalonia had decided to join the initiative proposed by AIDA International in memory of the recently deceased Natalia Molchanov. All participants, with·employees and passengers who wish they formed a circle in the water holding hands and were held a minute of silence apnea. The moment was recorded and shared in tribute to who was the most free-diving use all time.
Finished tribute to Natalia Molchanov was given the start of the fifth Skandalopetra. This test consists of three categories or reach depths: 10, 20 and 30 meters. Let us briefly recall rules: You could not drive wetsuit, Glasses, fins, leads, tube or any other element of the swimsuit and if you wanted noseclip.
Weighing 12kg stone is the only element that helps participants to descend into the depths and a great work team, because it is the partner who is on board the vessel who must stop the rope in order not to exceed the depth marked and being as accurate as possible, spend long or short supposed penalty. At this time count, being the fastest team on the back surface of the test winner.
Began testing the 10m category and all participants motivated force although for many it was the first time they practiced.
Nerves were evident, even for experts. Going blue without any help, as did the Greeks centuries ago is still one of the most exciting experiences you can live in this sport.
Finally, against all odds proclaimed winners in the category 10m by pairing newcomers Cristina Soriano and Miguel Estepa, Miguel made a mark almost perfect 9,9m.
Unfortunately strong winds increased to the point not to secure the realization of the remaining two categories, 20 i 30m, and put an end to a day full of hilarious good memories.
Once in port participants were directed to the facility·facilities of the International Diving Center which had changing rooms.
Subsequently, in one of the comfortable rooms at the center that was resalitzar delivery of medals and draw the material contributed by the sponsors of the event.
The day ended with a wonderful meal also organized by the diving center.
Thank you all and until next year!!
Last 13 June organized by the Catalonia Apnea Association was held in the pool Verneda (Barcelona) the second edition of the Barcelona Open Apnea, under AIDA International rules and scoring for the Catalan League AIDA Apnea.
The test was conducted by Albert Tudela and as official judges AIDA was with Fernando Torrealba Sayeras Mara and also the rest of Staff, virtually all AC members and without their selfless help would not have been possible event held.
Un total de 13 Registered participants gathered on a schedule to be thanked everyone more comfortable, So almost all competitions apnea occur in early morning, which means that athletes have to get up early in the morning to be ready for the test.
As a new, it will incorporate a prova pilot of "canguratge", for parents to participate apneístes could come that day, and seen the success of try to export it in future competitions, So there are increasingly more freckles family aquatic.
In this edition we will present the current Spanish Champion Aleix Segura, who took the test as a test for the next World Championship will take place in Belgrade in late June and Twelfik Blaoui, apneista Algerian living in Barcelona that already owns the national records of STA and DYN.
The thickness of participants note that most members of the group were training partners Apnea Catalonia Cerdanyola del Vallès and thrives thanks to initiation workshops that take place throughout the year. This means that for many it was their first time in competition and lived experience as a kind of end of year party, trying to put into practice what they have learned and trained during the season.
Just lacked the participation of a girl in order to have more female classification, but how much mana regulations as Eva Raimúndez Sara Rivera left the flag high women competing as equals with boys, who hope for future tests encourage even more training partners to compete and have their own podium.
The test began at 11:30 with the opening of registrations, followed by subsequent heating mode STA. This began in the 13:00 Dasquens with Aleix Segura and James both competition fields. L’actual rècordman struggled to breathe because of the very fast near Top and abort his attempt to average static. In the protocol does not make the appropriate judge penalized with a red card and ordered regulations.
One by one they went through two competition fields all participants in their own struggle against time, the last was in part Twelfik Blaoui, assisted at all times by his compatriot coach Chiba Mado, who was encouraging him during his performance that earned him to break his own national record of Algeria stopping the clock in a fantastic 6'42 "and getting the gold medal in this mode of proof.
The silver was for Andrew Corvillo with a time of 4'44 "and took him bronze with a time of 4'39" Ginés Gómez in his first competition. Also highlight the participation of newcomer Carlos Moreno with a time of 4.04 "was ranked in 4th place and Sara Rivera with 3'12" earned him a creditable 6th place overall STA.
The next test was the dynamic apnea, where participants had to choose between the fins mode (DYN) or without fins (DNF).
In the mode DNF Aleix Segura was the champion with a stunning 162m, shame began testing a few seconds off top, which earned him a yellow card and a penalty under the rules that were preventing this brand AIDA worth it as a new national record as they, to be valid, they end with white card.
The second place was for Andrew Corvillo and third with 74m to 59m with Gomez Gines, both repeat medals.
In the form DYN gave the paradox that all the guys were competing with bi-fins and only the two girls did so with mono-fin.
The third position was for debutant David Gabernet with 80m commendable considering the few months that makes practicing apnea.
Eva Raimúndez confirmed his good form beating his personal record reaching appeal with his mono-fin distance of 115m and to a second place and they assert silver medal.
The victory was the modality for Twelfik Blaoui Or that repeated and showed that with "Cressi gara"Can also be many meters, in this case and a new 132m record of his achievements in Algeria.
The trophy progression was David Gabernet. This award assesses the progress of each staff apneista using coefficients based on the maximum rewards personal performance regardless of the brands they own.
At the end of the medal ceremony took place thanks to a lot of material courtesy of the sponsors who have helped·worked in its second edition and were:
Espealon Freedive – District DMG - www.pasionpescasubmarina.com
It was closed a day where again apnea shone in Barcelona, I hope to see the next.
Chronicle: Juanma Molleja
Get ready for the 2015 is full of tests and activities to squeeze the maximum summer!!
Every year we have prepared a lot of activities to enjoy the blue at all levels;
AIDA official evidence as OPEN Costa Brava deep and thrilling Skandalopetra to classical Departure Apnea Medes Islands through the Career Training.
The more blue claret pools will be the star of the two official tests AIDA indoor: L’OPEN Apnea Barcelona i L’OPEN Apnea Catalunya – Trofeu Oscar Lopez.
While also released test shoot Underwater Spearfishing lovers.
We hope, Salt and chlorine all!
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Finished programming workshops this 2014 and therefore will not be until the first 2015 that we will be able to offer you the chance to discover this wonderful sport with us.
However we would like to thank all the participants that have trusted us to begin to step into this exciting world, you made it possible.
It has been a pleasure for us to have shared these hours and minutes without breathing Theory. For us it is very important to constantly improving the content and practical implementation, that is why as a runner if you've seen nothing to improve invite you to share with us.
We want to remind all those who have assisted the opportunity to become a member and enjoy all the benefits we offer: Training groups, Registration preference to activities, Discount on the same, Discounts in shops, Training material and more… (See Partners)
Hope to see you all very soon,
Thanks to a little more and enjoy the great sport blue!
Last 6 September took place in Estartit (Girona) the first edition of’Open Apnea Costa Brava, AIDA first official test of depth throughout Spain and has also hosted the fourth edition of the now famous test Skandalopetra.
After a successful test last year, Open Costa Brava this year has been released under AIDA International rules of competition, all thanks to the creation of the AEA-AIDA Spain, Spanish Association of apnea and sports two new judges who have, this time Sayeras and Oriol Ferran Navarro.
Catalonia Apnea Association as organizer of the event again choose the best setting for a test of this nature, This is the wonderful surroundings of the Medes Islands, offshore Montgrí and had the port Estartit.
Again had international representation thanks to the support of participants from Italy and Israel completed the majority of participants, arrived mostly in and around Barcelona and Girona.
With a total of 13 participants, which 9 participate in both tests, the starting signal was given to the 9 morning aboard the Estrop, The ship also carries them to the place where the test.
A sea plane completely welcomed, no wind and pleasant weather that accompanied all morning, excellent conditions.
The test allows participants to compete in one of three possible modes: Constant weight with fins (CWT), Free Immersion (End) or constant weight without fins (CNF).
Brands announced days before the time of enrollment conform the order would be carried out and high to low depth. The first part would be the Catalan Abel Queen announced a brand of Immersion -55mts in free mode (End) and the test tank with a brand -20mts announced by Cesc Career mode with fins constant weight (CWT).
The Catalan fail to achieve the brand being advertised to only 5 meter dish. Highlight performances by Italian Pietro Antolini achieved a mark of -46mts one of the hardest forms, the constant weight without fins (CNF) and which also highlighted the unstoppable Mara Torrealba with a brand -30mts scored a new record of Spain to your list, i and i van 5.
Albert Tudela was the winner in the form of constant weight with fins (CWT) a brand -33mts Regina and tights, the canary fireproof, proclaimed winner in the form of free diving with -30mts.
The Skandalopetra now reached its fourth edition, known as a test established by many of the participants who dared once more to try this style brings us back to the origins of the sport.
Dubbed by some as the Formula 1 sea, This method keeps the spirit of defiant face the depths simply with the help of a rope and a stone, in teams 2 and looking for the exact depth in the shortest possible time.
Three deep to beat: 10, 20 and 30 meters. Remember that the rules are not allowed to use any mask, fins and wetsuit, only a swimsuit and nose clip in case you want to pick up the stone with both hands.
Year 13 brave and bold faced the challenge, many for the first time. Divertíssim, Fast paced and fast, adjectives used by those who tried.
En categoria 10 m winners of Skadalopetra 2014 Tudela were Albert and Marc Jacas, staying ahead of the pairing Pietro Antolini and Cesc Careers for a few seconds and very approximate depths. The third time was the best by Juanma Gizzard and Andrew Corvillo.
En categoria 20 m was the winner Oriol Navarro teamed with Gabi Juans. The current Barcelona and Spain runner-static apnea demonstrated so keep a good shape.
Once this category 30 m was deserted, probably due to accumulated fatigue after two consecutive tests, or that we approached lunchtime
Once in port was done delivering medals putting an end to the test. Then many of the participants went to lunch together to round this idyllic·lic journey.
Satisfied want to thank all the participants to make sense of this pioneering trial and those who have worked·worked to make this possible,
until the next!
Family and we're back !! this time to share the wonderful day on Saturday lived 14 June for the third consecutive year in which a number of members of apnea Catalonia enjoyed one of those experiences that will forever mark; nothing less than a morning diving apnea in the Medes Islands Marine Reserve, And that total 22 members did not want to miss this great opportunity.
We came a long week of intense heat and sea water Irons completely transparent but a few days before the appointed day forecasts warned of the entry of the north wind (North wind) and endangered output. Finally the wind was allowed to leave but made it impossible to visit the north side of the meda big area to visit focused on the faces of the park that were to squeegee the wind and current.
Divided into groups, the participants were able to go around and enjoy the wonderful diversity of flora and fauna of this incomparable place in the Catalan coast. Species such as Snapper, Orades, Barracudas and so did most delight and even some large grouper was seen in the eyes of most preparations. Later they also installed·Install a pair of buoys apnea and some of our partners to take advantage of cross training disciplines such as constant weight (CWT) Diving and Leisure (End).
To round off the day there is nothing better than a good meal to share emotions experienced and we encourage each other to live new adventures.
Thank you all / you until the next!!
Last 10 May was held at the sports complex Verneda, Barcelona, Open Barcelona Apnea. Second official event organized by AIDA Freediving Catalonia and had the likes of free-diving use Aleix Safe, Mara Torrealba, Sergi Bernard and a number of athletes beginners.
The test took place in the afternoon with the procedures Dynamics finned (DYN), Dynamic without fins (DNF) and static (STA).
In static mode highlight the non-participation of the current world champion under-CMAS Aleix Safe, reserve forces who decided later. This allowed Albert Tudela prevail in this kind of a great brand 5 minuts i 42 according. In females Torrealba Mara set a new national record with a time of AIDA 4 minuts i 18 according.
In dynamic apnea with fins (DYN) Bernard Sergi gold medal with a distance of 138 meters personal best.
And in the form of Dynamic without fins (DNF) Aleix great victory for Segura reached a distance of 151 meters and thus improve his previous national record of 142m. In females Mara Torrealba reached a distance of 79 meters and a new national record in the AIDA method.
Great start to the season for Barcelona Aleix sure is co·first places in the ranking STA and DNF in Spain and Sergi Bernat does in DYN. Celebrate also increasingly common presence of athletes to beginners apnea tests performed in our.
The month of April was held at municipal pools Palafrugell AIDA Judges Course organized by AEA in association·Working with apnea Catalonia.
The course was attended by up to 10 people arrived from different parts of the country even as the Canary Islands and Huelva and was directed by
Ute Gessmann, Instructor AIDA International Judges.
This leaves the whopping 10 New AIDA judges in Spain of which there are three who are members of apnea Catalonia, all with the ability to organize official events in their cities of residence, certainly great news for our sport.
The SAA is the Spanish Association of Apnea, established earlier this year 2013 as representative of AIDA in Spain and aims to promote and standardize apnea across the country with both the testing organization, dissemination and training of sports practiced free diving.