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Climbing the Chief

Just to take a break and dry out we climbed the Chief. Half way between Vancouver and Whistler along the Sea to Sky highway the Chief climbs 550m. Total round trip time 5 hours. Great workout on a beautiful day. Happy to share a couple of pictures with friends.

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William’s 86m Dive

We finished putting the video together this morning for William Winrams 86m Dive. I spoke with William last night and he said “Just to clarify things…the dive was an 87m dive. I went past the plate”. That means Will was only 1m from the, at the time, 88m world record. Because his anounced depth was 86m offically that is what he gets. As promised here is the video of the dive

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William Winram – Silver Medal – Canadian Record

William Winram dove to an amazing 86m (282 feet) CNF (Constant No Fins) today at the AIDA Freedive World Championship. 86m is a new Canadian, Continental, and Pan-Amerian Record.

You continue to amaze us William!

William is now off to continue his work with Great Hamerhead Sharks in French Polynesia. I am really looking forward to seeing the Video. Check out www.WilliamWinram.com

We hope to have a video of William’s dive up shortly.

Guillaume Nery (Bronze 78m), William Trubridge (Gold 90m), William Winram (Silver 86m)

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Jana Strain – Bronze Medal – Canadian Record

Today at the AIDA Freedive World Champioship, Jana Strain achieved a depth of 54m (177 feet) during the womans CNF (Constant No Fins) finals. This dive secured her the Bronze medal in a very strong field of divers. She beat her previous record of 53m set in September in Egypt. 54m is not only a Canadian National Record but also a Continential and Pan-American record. Congatulations Jana!

www.janastrain.com

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Jana Strain celibrates with William Winram and the Canadian Safety Team

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Mini competition with national records and a squid audience

Today was a day off for the competitors from the world championship and for most of the safety divers. Sebastian had arranged a small competition for anyone who wanted to set a national record or redeemed themselves after a failed dive during the last few days of the world championship.

There were 14 divers only 3 safety divers were required. So Matt, Aaron and Soren volunteered for the day. The day went well with several national records beaten, and a few failed dives including two black outs. “When we were warming up in the morning there were 5 squid hanging on the ropes holding the competition platform in place. They stayed close for the first few dives, but never left the blue hole, so when we were finished we played with them” Soren said.

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The rest of the team spent time relaxing and recovering from the longs days spent in the water.

After the comp was completed Aaron and Soren went for a swim.

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Time to get back home to eat and sleep. Tomorrow will be a big day with the CNF final.