Jana Strain sets a New Record at the World Championships

Aarhus, Denmark. Jana Strain, a Canadian Freediver and resident of Santa Monica, CA, set a new Pan American Women’s Freediving Record with a swim of 181 meters (594 feet) on a single breath, in two minutes and twenty seconds at the Aarhus Swim Stadium. Jana broke her existing Record of 171 meters (561 feet) set in October of 2008. Jana Strain is the 5th woman in the world to swim over 175M.

Jana stated, "I was happy to do a clean performance. I felt strong and I'm excited to compete again tomorrow in the finals. I was the first woman to swim today and I was surprised that I made the longest performance of the day."

There have been many great performances at this competition, with national, continental and world records being reset. The 5th Aida Individual World Championships was extremely well organized and has run smoothly, creating a warm and friendly environment for everyone competing. This is the largest Freediving event ever, with over 200 athletes, from forty nations.

Dynamic Apnea is an underwater swim for distance on a single breath of air using fins. Distance is measured with the use of a metered tape measure, and judges ratify the performance. Other disciplines of freediving include tests in depth and time.

The International Association for the Development of Freediving, AIDA, is the international sanctioning body for freediving, individual and team competition, and freediving world record attempts. For more information about AIDA please visit www.aida-international.org.

For more information about Jana Strain please visit www.janastrain.com.


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