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Alice Hickson Breaks Constant Weight No Fins British Freediving Record

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Alice Hickson on reaching the surface following her record-breaking dive (Photo: Daan Verhoeven/British Freediving Association)

A new UK freediving depth record was set last weekend during the 5th Infinity Depth Games held in Larnaca, Cyprus.

On Sunday 13 October, British freediver Alice Hickson set a new Constant Weight, No Fins (CNF) record of 57m, beating the previous record of 56m set in October 2007 by Sara Campbell. Using only her arms and legs for propulsion, Hickson swam down a measured rope to 57m, collected a tag from the end of the rope and returned to the surface to have her dive validated by the AIDA International Judges - holding her breath for a total of two minutes and thirty-six seconds during the dive.

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Hickson ascending from the record-breaking depth of 57m (Photo: Daan Verhoeven/British Freediving Association)

Thirty-year-old Hickson is a Bristol-based mental health practitioner who, in between freediving training, teaches children with special needs how to swim. She holds all of the current UK records in pool freediving disciplines and won the UK female national depth championships in July 2019.

'This is my first time at the Infinity Depth Games and first time training in warm water,' said Hickson, speaking after her record-breaking dive. 'I've focused on CNF as I've not had the chance to do this in the cold quarry back home and it's probably my favourite discipline. The dive felt amazing and it was the icing on the cake to break the long-standing record,' she said. 

 

 

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