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Friends, we have a big pleasure to invite you again to take part in new individual and team competition in Latvia. Riga Freediving Cup is the biggest competition in East Europe. It is the 8-th time when Riga gathers freedivers from East and West Europe: Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Germany, Denmark, Croatia, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, Poland,  and other countries. 

General information

Date: 2017, February 11th-12th
Riga, Latvia
Organisation:, AIDA Latvia 

Status: International, AIDA ranking
Rules: This competition follows the AIDA International rules.

, UKR (AIDA C category)

Antero Joki,
FIN (AIDA D category)
Olga Sidorova, RUS (AIDA E category)

Registration form
Registered athletes list

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Disciplines: STA, DNF, DYN
Individual and team competition.

To qualify in the team competitions, team can be formed by three same country ATHLETES one of them should be female.

The pool:  
  • STA: depth 1.0 m, temp 30oC
  • DNF: length 25 m, depth 1.60-2.20 m, 27-29 oC, 
  • DYN; length 50 m, depth 2.20-2.30 m, 26-27 oC 


February 10-th (Friday) arrival day

Accommodation: Ķeizarmežs sport complex hotel, Ezermalas str. 30, Riga.

20:00-21:00      Check-in and medical control (Ķeizarmežs conference hall). 

21:00-21:30     Briefing (languages: English/Russian) Ķeizarmežs conference hall

February 11-th (Saturday) – 1st  day of competition

8:15               Warm-up line is open
8:15-14:15  STA (Ķeizarmežs pool). First OT at 9:00

14:45 - STA results

14:15-15:00  Break

15:00-19:20  DNF (Ķeizarmežs pool) First OT at 15:45

19:45 - DNF results

February 12-th (Sunday) – 2nd day of competition

8:15             Departure to the Kipsala sport center pool (from the Ķeizarmežs parking)
~8:30             Arrival to Kipsala sport center.

9:00-12:00    DYN (Kipsala pool) First OT at 9:45

12:00-12:15  Group photo at 12:15 please be on site at the pool

~13:15         Transfer from Ķīpsala sport center back to Ķeizarmežs hotel.
15:00           Award ceremony (Ķeizarmežs cafe).

How to register

Please fill in the Registration form to participate.

To maintain the quality of our service we can accept 60 athletes. If you are beyond 60 you are in the waiting list. You are confirmed only after we receive the payment or a confirmation of the payment. If we have unpaid slots after 10th of December we will offer them to people in waiting list.

Чтобы сохранить качество наших соревнований, мы можем принять 60 спортсмена. Если вы в списке ниже 60 номера, вы попадаете в список ожидания. Вы являетесь подтверждённым участником только после того, как мы получили оплату участия или подтверждение оплаты. После 10 декабря все неоплаченные места будут предложены спортсменам из списка ожидания.

Registered athletes list is published here.

Registration ENDS on February 1st. 

If you need accomodation in the hotel Keizarmezs, please indicate during registration the type of accomodation (double or triple).


Competition fee€60 per athlete.

Payment detales:

Instructions to pay to bank: 
ID code: 270674-10531,
Swedbank A/S, of Balasta dambis 1a, Riga, LV-1048, Latvija.

Paypal: paypent to: alexey.potapenko @  (mind the gaps)

Please show in subject "Riga Freediving Cup 2017 fee + NAME SURNAME" of the athlete
and send us mail you made the payment. You are confirmed only after we receive the payment or a confirmation of the payment.

Accomodation costs: Ķeizarmežs sport complex hotel the price per person without breakfest is 25 per night in double or triple. Please paid by cash on site (no ATM!). If you pay by card 21% VAT will be added. Please, sent us a request to book a room (see registration form). Please note, the number of   rooms are restricted and all hotel is booked, the single rooms are not available. 

Important information

All athletes must be in possession of a signed "AIDA medical certificate of non contraindication to freediving" written in English in order to participate in competitions; the medical certificate cannot be older than one year. AIDA medical statment.

Usefull information

How to get.

Contact information

Alexey Potapenko, free-diving @  Phone: +371 29412728
Yulia Maryevich, yulia.rix @
Discussions and Forum
We are looking forward to see you as a participant, and we hope there will be an interesting dialogue and contacts among those who shares their interests in underwater sports!