On 11 June 2018, upon all the delegations arriving in Lignano Sabbiadoro (UD), the tenth edition of the CMAS Apnea Indoor World Championship will begin. The event will take place in friulian municipality from 11 to 17 June 2018.
The event will be staged by FIPSAS in conjunction with the “Underwater Activities International Events” Organising Committee, and will feature about hundred and thirty athletes representing the following twenty-four Nations:
- Czech Republic
The opening ceremony marking the official start of the Championship will be held on 12 June 2018 at 18:30hrs at the auditorium of the Swimming Centre located in the Bella Italia Sports Village (Viale Centrale, 29 – 33054 Lignano Sabbiadoro – Udine).
Fourteen World titles will be awarded in total, one for men and one for women in each of the following specialities:
- Dynamic Apnea with Monofin (DYN)*
- Dynamic Apnea with Bi-Fins (DYN BF)*
- Dynamic Apnea without Fins (DNF) *
- Static Apnea (STA) **
- Speed Apnea 100 m ***
- Endurance Apnea 8×50 m ***
- Endurance Apnea 16×50 m ***
The first event to be held will be the World Dynamic Apnea without Fins Championship, scheduled for the 13 June, followed by the World Static Apnea and Endurance Apnea 8×50 m Championships, scheduled for 14 June. The apnea event will then continue with the World Dynamic Apnea with Bi-Fins and Speed Apnea 100 m. Championships, scheduled for the 15 June, and will end on 16 June with the World Dynamic Apnea with Monofin and Endurance Apnea 16×50 m Championships.
The event will be fully covered live streaming at the following URL: https://livestream.com/FIPSAS/ApneaIndoorWorldChampionship2018
(*) Dynamic Apnea (DYN – DNF) is a discipline where the athlete aims at covering, with (DYN) or without fins (DNF), the maximum horizontal distance while keeping his/her body underwater. This discipline takes place in the pool with fins (DYN: bifins or monofin) or without fins (DNF). When used, bifins or monofin must be moved solely through the athlete’s muscular strength without the aid of any mechanism, including mechanisms triggered by the muscular system.
(**) Static Apnea (STA) is a discipline where the athlete aims at performing a freedive for a maximum time very close to the time stated initially and, possibly, even longer. This discipline takes place in the pool.
(***) Speed-Endurance (S&E) Apnea is a discipline where the athlete aims at covering a fixed distance within the shortest possible time while keeping his/her body underwater. This discipline takes place in the pool and consists of covering stretches of the pool length by alternating apnea swimming with passive recoveries at the end of each stretch. Speed-Endurance (S&E) Apnea may be performed with fins (SWF – EWF: bifins or monofin) or without fins (SNF – ENF). When used, bifins or monofin must be moved solely by the athlete’s muscular strength, without the aid of any mechanism, including mechanisms triggered by the muscular system.