Masters’ freediving athletes, possess a wealth of experience and knowledge that sets them apart in the world of freediving.
Masters’ category has been added to CMAS competition the last few years.
An athlete considered as Master if he is over 50 years old.
Master athletes can register in any CMAS WC by their own and there is no limit of participation per country, per club or federation.
While some might consider age to be a limiting factor, masters athletes can derive numerous benefits from continuing their training and participating in competitions.
Masters freediving athletes gain the advantages that come with embracing the sport, competing, highlighting the physical, mental, and social rewards it offers.
Engaging in regular training and competition as a master’s freediving athlete offers numerous physical benefits, contributing to overall well-being and longevity. These include:
- Improved cardiovascular health: Freediving requires controlled breathing and efficient oxygen utilization, promoting a healthy cardiovascular system.
- Enhanced lung capacity: Regular training and depth dives stimulate lung expansion and increase vital capacity, leading to improved respiratory function.
- Increased flexibility and muscular endurance: Participating in freediving training, stretching and techniques helps maintain flexibility and develop muscular endurance, leading to improved overall physical fitness.
- Weight management and metabolism: Engaging in regular training sessions and competitions aids in maintaining a healthy body weight and a balanced metabolic rate.
Continuing to train and compete as a masters freediving athlete offers significant mental benefits, contributing to cognitive function, emotional well-being, and personal growth. These advantages include:
- Improved focus and concentration: Regular training requires mental discipline and focus, which can carry over to other aspects of life, enhancing concentration and mental acuity.
- Stress relief and relaxation: Freediving provides a serene and peaceful environment that allows athletes to detach from the stresses of everyday life, promoting relaxation and reducing anxiety.
- Increased self-confidence: Setting and achieving personal goals in training and competition boosts self-confidence and fosters a sense of accomplishment, translating into other areas of life.
- Mental resilience and adaptability: Overcoming challenges and pushing personal limits in freediving builds mental resilience and adaptability, fostering a positive mindset that can be applied to various life situations.
MASTERS Individual age group:
- M1 Athletes 50-54,
- M2 Athletes 55-59,
- M3 Athletes 60-64,
- M4 Athletes 65-69,
- M5 Athletes 70 +
The age of an athlete is obtained by subtracting the year of birth from the year of the season.
Masters’ athletes may, if they wish, compete in the senior category.