Hi freedivers! Last week I was in Dahab to participate in the RedCcup. It was a lovely competition with perfect conditions in the Blue Hole and very well organised by Wendy Timmermans and Pim Vermeulen.
After a DNF/CNF masterclass with Natalia Zharkova, I decided a little bit last minute to do CNF in the competition and to try to break my own national record (26m). I had only 2 training days to prepare, so I was really stressed about it. The original plan was to announce 28m on the first competition day and 30m on the second day. But at the competition meeting I got a bit scared and I announced 27m for the first day instead of 28m. As soon as I started my dive I could relax and enjoy and the dive was much easier then I expected. After I got a white card, my friend Gritti convinced me to stick to the original plan and to announce 30m for the second day. And so I did, white card again.
I'm very happy with my new national record. But what I will remember the most about this competition is the friendship and the support between the athletes. Thanks everyone for this wonderfull experience! And congratulations everyone for the strong dives and the many national records!
More pictures on www.facebook.com/redccup!
See you soon in the blue,
First dive of the competition: powergirl Alenka Artnik diving to 90m in CW (photo credit: Wendy Timmermans)