As one of the appointed judges was unable to make it I was asked to judge at the Rhein Main Cup (RMC). I heard a lot about the supreme organization of this competition but still was astonished to find it exceed the expectations. One can learn a lot from just visiting the event.
With Susan Kluytmans, Pim Vermeulen and Hans Pütz I had three very experienced judges on my side. It was a pleasure working with these guys.
The two most incredible performances I was judging that day where a new Dutch record in static (Eric van Riet Paap, 7:07) and an incredible dynamic no fins no arms by William Winram (114m). You can find a video of both Erics and Williams performance on Shark-Freedive.
I also saw the cutest DQ when one athlete got a kiss from his coach/wife right after finishing his SP but before I could wave a white card in his face.
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