Association Internationale pour le Développement de l'Apnée (AIDA) (English: International Association for the Development of Apnea) is a worldwide rule- and record-keeping body for competitive breath holding events, also known as freediving. It sets 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.
AIDA was founded November 2, 1992, in Nice, France, by Frenchmen Roland Specker, Loïc Leferme and Claude Chapuis, with Specker as its first President. The AIDA Competitions started to take form in 1993. National clubs begin to form over all Europe in 1994–1995. AIDA became AIDA International in 1999.
Main article: AIDA World Championships
History of AIDA World Championships:
AIDA has a star system for grading its freediving certifications:
AIDA has 3 levels of Instructor qualifications and certifications:
AIDA recognized world records as of March 28, 2022.
The AIDA recognized pool disciplines are static apnea (STA) and three separate dynamic apnea disciplines. Dynamic With Fins which is done with monofins usually but bifins are also allowed, Dynamic With Bifins which uses bifins, and Dynamic Without Fins does not allow fins to be used and divers usually use breast strokes and wall-kicks for propulsions.
|Static Apnea (STA)||Male||Stéphane Mifsud||France||11:35||2009-06-08|
|Static Apnea (STA)||Female||Natalia Molchanova||Russia||09:02||2013-06-21|
|Dynamic With Fins (DYN)||Male||Mateusz Malina||Poland||300m||2016-07-02|
|Dynamic With Fins (DYN)||Male||Giorgos Panagiotakis||Greece||300m||2016-07-02|
|Dynamic With Fins (DYN)||Female||Magdalena Solich-Talanda||Poland||257m||2019-10-13|
|Dynamic Without Fins (DNF)||Male||Mateusz Malina||Poland||244m||2016-07-01|
|Dynamic Without Fins (DNF)||Female||Magdalena Solich-Talanda||Poland||191m||2017-07-01|
|Dynamic With Bifins (DYNB)||Male||Mateusz Malina||Poland||250m||2019-10-13|
|Dynamic With Bifins (DYNB)||Female||Mirela Kardašević||Croatia||208m||2019-03-07|
|Constant Weight (CWT)||Male||Alexey Molchanov||Russia||130m||2018-07-18|
|Constant Weight (CWT)||Female||Alenka Artnik||Slovenia||114m||2020-07-11|
|Constant Weight Without Fins (CNF)||Male||William Trubridge||New Zealand||102m||2016-07-16|
|Constant Weight Without Fins (CNF)||Female||Alessia Zecchini||Italy||73m||2018-07-22|
|Constant Weight With Bifins (CWTB)||Male||Alexey Molchanov||Russia||115m||2021-09-23|
|Constant Weight With Bifins (CWTB)||Female||Jennifer Wendland||Germany||93m||2021-07-02|
|Free Immersion (FIM)||Male||Mateusz Malina||Poland||127m||2022-08-11|
|Free Immersion (FIM)||Female||Alessia Zecchini||Italy||98m||2019-10-16|
|Variable Weight (VWT)||Male||Walid Boudhaif||Tunisia||150m||2021-01-17|
|Variable Weight (VWT)||Female||Nanja Van Den Broek||Netherlands||130m||2015-10-18|
|No Limit (NLT)||Male||Herbert Nitsch||Austria||214m||2007-06-09|
|No Limit (NLT)||Female||Tanya Streeter||United States||160m||2002-08-17|
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