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Medications, Supplements, Prohibited List and TUEs

21 November. 2023Many attendees of CMAS were online for the two first Autumn Webinars last Tuesday, 7 and 14 November. We appreciate your commitment. The next one will be Tuesday, 21 November, and we hope to see a maximum of CMAS Family members again...

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The Doping Control Process

14 Nov. 2023 02:00 PM CETMany attendees of CMAS were online for the 1st Autumn Webinar last Tuesday, 7 November. We appreciate your commitment. The next one will be Tuesday, 14 November, and we hope to see a maximum of CMAS Family members again.Welco...

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Introduction to anti-doping

Welcome to an "Introduction to anti-doping" - the first of a five-part webinar series hosted by the International Testing Agency (ITA). This webinar will introduce you to the world of anti-doping. In what can seem a complex landscape, we will help yo...

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CMAS Position on Freediving

CMAS is the sole world governing body for all underwater sport disciplines, fully recognized as such by the International Olympic Committee. Indeed, CMAS is full member of ARISF - Association of IOC-Recognized International Sport Federations and of t...

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Tragic loss of beloved president and underwater sports advocate, Benedict Reyes, leaves community in mourning

It is with great dismay and sadness that we received the news that our very dear friend Benedict Reyes passed away yesterday, 23rd June. Ben has been the guiding light and President of PAUA (Philippine Association of Underwater Activities) for many y...

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Freediving enters the program of the World Games and President Anna Arzhanova was re-elected as the member of IWGA Executive Committee

The International World Games Association held its Annual General Meeting in Madrid today and made a decision on the ratification of the Sports Programme including Finswimming and Freediving for the next World Games to be held in Chengdu, China in 20...

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Para-Freediving Joins The World Games 2025

We are thrilled to announce that Para-Freediving has been officially included in the prestigious program of The World Games! Get ready to witness some of the most daring and inspiring athletes from around the globe, as they take on the depths with in...

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CMAS Instructor Manual goes global - now available in Chinese

The CMAS instructor manual is currently in the process of being translated into languages other than the three official CMAS languages (English, Spanish and French). The instructor manual is now available in yet another Chinese language version.The m...

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Huali Yao: “Olympic motto “Higher, Faster, Stronger, Together”

At the end of the 2023 season, we had a pleasant surprise fromthe Chinese athlete Huali Yao. She achieved two new World Junior Records in 50 apnea with a performance of 15.71 s and in the 100 Immersion with 35.05 s. We had the opportunity to meet her...

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Palma de Mallorca prepared for champions

As always, the first spearfishing competition in the new year will be the traditional Semana Master in Palma de Mallorca, organized by FBDAS, FEDAS, and CMAS.There are four different competitions – for the first time, the Master's World Cup for athle...

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Alexandria Underwater Archaeological Field School

CMAS has joined forces with the Alexandria Centre for Maritime Archaeology and Underwater Cultural Heritage, a CMAS Scientific Diving centre, to run the Alexandria Underwater Archaeological Field School which will take place in Alexandria, Egypt, fro...

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Raul Astorga will defend his title from Tunis

The second edition of the CMAS World Cup for Clubs will be held in Rio de Janeiro from March 7th to March 10th, 2024.  The competition and zone of the Tijuca islands on the coast of Rio de Janeiro already attracted more than 20 teams from around...

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Particular rules for Euro-African championship are published

The Particular rules for XXXIV Men and third Women CMAS Euro-African championship that will be held in Avsa island from May 29th till June 2nd 2024. are published on CMAS website. Technical delegate for the competition will be Parco Paggini from Ital...

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Finswimming never stops: Angelo Sesana and his 50+ years career

One of the great protagonists of the 4th CMAS Masters Finswimming Open Water World Championship was Angelo Sesana. The eighty-year-old - yes you read that right- Italian athlete managed to win a total of four gold medals. 1km Bi Fins, 3km Bi Fins, 3k...

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Rules for World Cup for Clubs are published

The Particular rules for the II World Cup for Clubs that will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from March 7th to March 10th, 2024. are published on the CMAS website. Because of the limited number of boats, only 30 teams can participate so teams that...

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1st World Para Finswimming Championship

The World Underwater Federation in cooperation with FIPSAS organizes the 1st World Para Finswimming Championship.By including persons with disabilities, CMAS sports also provides opportunities for innovation and recognizes the range of diversity with...

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Nikol ORTEGA: I was surprised at my capabilities

The 18th Junior World Championship took place in June, from 19 to 24, in Cairo, Egypt. The future stars of the discipline participated in a very high-level event. An athlete that really shined was Nikol ORTEGA from Colombia, with three World rec...

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The CMAS 7th Freediving Depth World Championship 2023 in Roatan Honduras

The CMAS 7th Freediving Depth World Championship 2023 in Roatan Honduras in the Caribbean Sea is over, after 4 very successful competition days.Day 1 (Aug 21) CWT:The competition started with the discipline of Constant Weight (monofin) where for the ...

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Axolotls from Mexico City, on the way to start playing Underwater Rugby.

An enthusiastic former National Team Colombian player, Isabel Botero is fully determined to have an UWR team playing in a few months.  Isabel started the team a few years back in 2019, they were playing 3 times per week, and even, they had the o...

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Men World Championship title goes for second time in a row to Colombia.

Colombia dominated the competition by keeping a clean sheet during the whole championship.Group A had an interesting starting position with Colombia, Germany, and Denmark in there. During the group stage Colombia drew its game versus Germany but mana...

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