MY JOURNEY TO DEPTH

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Welcome to My Journey to Depth, a blog in which I share my training tips, freediving adventures and competition stories.

Today, during the final day of the Blue Ocean Depth Competition in Dahab, Egypt, I set a new national record diving to -85 metres constant weight bi-fins, ranking n⁰2 within the AIDA World Ranking.

This increases my previous -77 CWTB record by 8 metres.

My dive time was of 3:17mins, with half time at 1:35mins, averaging 0.8 metres per second.

Over this three day competition, which offered 2 diving days, I also performed constant weight No-Fins dive to -62 meters. That is my best competition result and so far the best result in the world in 2019.

Having been training since the beginning of May, this has been my longest depth training cycle ever. I’ve had a few ups and downs, but am feeling that I’m getting into good shape.

I now have 3 more weeks of training here before heading to Nice to take part in the 2019 AIDA World Championship, where I aim to perform in all disciplines – CWT, CNF & FIM.

Dahab - The Freediving Mecca - Marianna Gillespie Professional Freediver

I’ll take this opportunity to speak about Alexandra, who has been training with me since June, and also took part in this competition, which was her first.

She performed a strong CWT dive to -65 meters, positioning her n⁰3 in Russia this year and n⁰7 in the Russian CWT all-time ranking. Massive congratulations!!

If you wish to learn or increase your freediving level, I’ll be personally teaching freediving educational courses from beginner to advanced level and coaching sessions together with my personal coach in Dahab, starting from the 19 of October 2019.

Don’t hesitate to contact me on info@MariannaGillespie.com. More info can be found following mariannagillespie.com/tour/dahab/

Welcome to My Journey to Depth, a blog in which I share my training tips, freediving adventures and competition stories.

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