US Freediving held Board of Directors elections in January. The new board consists of five members with extensive experience and lineage in national and international freediving. The team has conducted two board meetings since being elected.
President elect is Grant W. Graves. Grant was formally the president for eight years and is one of the leading international freediving judges. Francesca Koe remains as Vice President. She is a freediving athlete and judge having participated in many national and international competitions. Dor Croston is the Treasurer elect. She has been participating in competition organization for several years and most recently participated in media relations at Vertical Blue. Ted Hardy is Secretary elect. He is a long time US Freediving athlete and former national record holder. Ashley Chapman remains as the At-Large member. Ashley is a long time US Freediving athlete and multiple world and national record holder.
Dor stated, "The sport of freediving attracts passionate and dedicated athletes; I’m confident that this board will represent them well and I am honored to be a part of it."
Ashley said, “The US Freediving has every opportunity through its new board to make US Freediving a more competitive, competent, and internationally recognized brand.”
Grant related, “I am very excited to be back on the board. It is very encouraging to have such a motivated team of people working to grow the sport and help bring such powerful backgrounds and skills to help with the effort.”
The US Freediving Board of Directors serves two-year terms. They are responsible for all dealings of US Freediving both domestically and internationally along with fielding and selection of the US Freediving Team.
For more information about US Freediving please visit the website. http://www.usfreediving.org Updates will be coming soon.
US Freediving is a non-profit association founded on a democratic representation of freediving within the United States and internationally. Founded in 2003, US Freediving brought together a diverse group of 21 founding members, all interested in the development and growth of freediving. In just six months, this highly dedicated group was able to create an association recognized as the voice of freediving in the United States by the international community. The association has grown to over one hundred members with continued growth expected.
The International Association for the Development of Apnea (AIDA) is the international sanctioning body for freediving, individual and team competition, and freediving world record attempts. AIDA nationals are individual associations that represent freediving and AIDA in their country, similar to Olympic Organizing Committees. For more information about AIDA check out http://www.aidainternational.org