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Trans Tasman Team Challenge

The Australian Freediving Association (AFA) and Freediving New Zealand (FNZ) are very excited to announce the inaugural Trans Tasman Team Challenge in Auckland from 2-6 August. The Trans Tasman Team Challenge brings the great sporting rivalry between Australia and New Zealand to Freediving by pitting two mixed gender teams of four from each country. The winning team [...]

By | 2016-02-07T13:36:00+00:00 February 6th, 2016|COMPETITION NEWS|Comments Off on Trans Tasman Team Challenge

Adam Stern sets new Free Immersion National Records

Australian freediving welcomed its newest National Record holder on the 7th of May, 2015. Adam Stern dove to 85m in the discipline of Free Immersion, breaking the existing Australian record by 1m. The record was set on the final day of Vertical Blue on Long Island in the Bahamas. A little more than a month [...]

By | 2015-07-02T02:19:58+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|COMPETITION NEWS|Comments Off on Adam Stern sets new Free Immersion National Records

Australian Pool National Championship a great success for the second year running

Leigh Woolley after his impressive 172m dynamic no fins performance. The second annual Australian Pool National Championships, held in Gladstone from May 29-31, was a great success with athletes from several east coast clubs and Adelaide attending. The event was held in conjunction with the Curtis Coast Freediving Challenge, which is in its [...]

By | 2016-02-07T15:48:38+00:00 June 20th, 2015|COMPETITION NEWS|Comments Off on Australian Pool National Championship a great success for the second year running

Call for judges-in-learning

The AFA has judge-in-learning (JIL) opportunities at two upcoming competitions, and are calling for applications. Applicants must have completed a judge course prior to the competition they wish to act as a JIL. Applications should be emailed to the AFA and be no more than half a page in length. The application should explain how [...]

By | 2015-07-24T16:20:40+00:00 May 4th, 2015|COMPETITION NEWS|Comments Off on Call for judges-in-learning

Australian Amber Bourke wins MDC PoolMaster Apnea Challenge

Amber surfaces after her impressive 191m DYN performance.   Australian freediver Amber Bourke has won the women’s division of the MDC PoolMaster Apnea Challenge held in Malaysia on 28 March. Over twenty athletes from eight countries contested the challenging event in which STA, DYN and DNF are all contested in a single day. [...]

By | 2015-08-05T11:35:23+00:00 April 8th, 2015|COMPETITION NEWS, REGIONAL NEWS|Comments Off on Australian Amber Bourke wins MDC PoolMaster Apnea Challenge

2015 World Championships

This year AIDA is holding the Individual Pool World Championship (for the disciplines of STA, DNF, and DYN) in Belgrade, Serbia from 19-28 June and the Individual Depth World Championship (for the disciplines of FIM, CNF, and CWT) in Limassol, Cyprus from 11-20 September. Each country may send up to four athletes per gender per [...]

By | 2015-01-27T12:54:45+00:00 January 27th, 2015|COMMITTEE NEWS|Comments Off on 2015 World Championships

Merry Christmas from the AFA!

The AFA wishes all of its members a merry Christmas and thanks them for their support in 2014. It’s been a great year for freediving in Australia, with highlights including our first ever pool National Championships and the affiliation of clubs in South Australia and Melbourne. 2015 is set to be another exciting year with [...]

By | 2014-12-20T09:52:07+00:00 December 20th, 2014|COMMITTEE NEWS|Comments Off on Merry Christmas from the AFA!