UK Freediving Champions

Liv Philip and Mike Board have been crowned UK National Freediving Champions!



  • The annual male and female champions are those who have collated the most points throughout the year across all six competitive disciplines, in pool and at depth.

    Liv Philip, who won the award for the eighth successive year, said: "I'm very happy to be the British Champion again this year. It has been a challenging year and I have not had as much time as I would have liked in the water. For this reason, the time I did have was all the more special. Being in the sea was wonderful and my deep diving is going from strength to strength.



  • "After winning the World Cup Circuit, I did a number of personal bests, culminating in my last dive of the season at the World Championships of 70m Constant Weight. Next year I hope to spend some time in the ocean, as this is what I love best. Mike Board descends (photo by Daan Verhoeven)

    Mike Board, who , said: "I am really happy to hear that I have been announced British Champion this year. It was one of my goals for 2014 and so the announcement was a welcome surprise! I had actually set it as one of my goals in order to force me to train in the pool and register some official results as I had previously only done depth. This was also the reason that I went to the 2014 World Team Championships in Sardinia.

    "My goal for 2015 is to start doing Constant No Fin (CNF) too. This will be a fun challenge as currently my technique takes me two steps forwards and one step back. Thanks to the rest of the 2014 UK Freediving team for the support at the 2014 World's, it was a great experience. I hope we will continue to see British Freediving gaining in strength at the 2015 Individual World Championships."

    The winners' 2014 competition performances:

    Mike: STA 7min 01sec, DYN 201m, DNF 107m, CWT 103m, CNF 56m, FIM 95m

    Liv: STA 6min 05sec, DYN 142m, DNF 116m, CWT 70m, CNF 42m, FIM 52m

    For more information, on Liv, visit www.livphilip.com. For info on Mike, check out www.freedivegili.com.

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