Pierre Frolla (born february 14, 1975) is a
FROLLA: Native from Monaco and living close to the Mediterranean
Pierre FROLLA, a young Monegasque was born in 1975. Pierre Frolla
is a triple World’s Recordman in Free Immersion (including -80
meters on 17 August 2001 in Monaco).
In 1994, while practising apnea with his brother Philippe and his
best friend Olivier, he registered at training courses organised by
"Nice Inspiration". This freedivers’ group coming from Nice
University Club is directed by Claude Chapuis, Olivier Heuleu,
Duduche, Marc Counil, Jean Marc Tominic and Loic Leferme. In winter
of 1995 this group organised the 1st AIDA World’s Championships of
Apnea (October 4, 1996), assembling 9 nations including the
Italian’s Team with Umberto Pelizzari. Pierre took part in the
security organisation with his brother.
- Organisation of the 1st Cup of France of Apnea (AIDA),
- Instructor of FFESSM,
- Creation of the structure of the International Center of Diving in Apnea (1997), directed by François GAUTIER,
- Creation of the AIDA Standard and Procedures (Status of the records, Diploma and the Apnea Competition).
In 1998, Pierre won his 1st French Record -variable weight-
improving the time of Loic Leferme of 2 meters (-82m). This time is
realised with the NUC and with all the present group. This
challenge done, Pierre and all the group participate with Loic
Leferme’s diving training and try to get the World Record in No
Limit. This challenge which he will win on May 22, 1999 in bay at
St Jean Cap-Ferrat.
With them, Pierre gets his 1st World record in Free Immersion
(-72m). In 2000, he won his second World record, -73m in Free
Immersion. Following this competition, worn by France, Loïc and
Pierre travelled through the world with VM production to produce a
movie called “the fish-men”, a 52 minutes produced by France
Television. The movie will take 1 year and will include their
respective World records in 2001, (-80meters for Pierre, his 3rd