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Swoop Freestyle

San Diego Bay Adventures Is Proud To Partner With Swoop Freestyle FAI Championships 2018

We are looking for event volunteers. If you might be interested, please click the link below

The Navy Seals Leap Frog Team and The Army Golden Knights will be joining in as part of the Team and show this year.

Navy Seals Leap Frog
Army Golden Knights

About the Event

Swoop Freestyle FAI World Championships 2018. San Diego – Second and final leg of the world championships

  • Training and Swoop Night Lights on Friday September 14

  • Qualifying and Finals on Saturday September 15

  • This is where the 2018 world champion will be crowned

  • Location: Embarcadero Marina Park South, San Diego USA

  • 18 parachute pilots from 11 countries

  • This marks the first international step for the Swoop Freestyle FAI World Championships platform, from its conception last summer in downtown Copenhagen

About the Sport

Freestyle Swooping is the newest, cutting-edge air sports discipline that involves competitors flying at high speeds across a body of water in order to score points based on style and execution. Each competition round, the athletes jump out of a helicopter at 1500m/5000 ft altitude, then release the canopy straight away, before navigating towards the water surface. At 600 m/2000 ft above the landing area, they start a series of turns up to 1080 degrees in order to generate great speeds of up to 150 km/90 miles per hour; they use the speeds to propel themselves into executing highly technical freestyle moves across the body of water, prior to landing on the floating platform.

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