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Interview with Amber Bourke: 2019 Australian Women’s Pool Champion

Amber Bourke is one of Australia’s leading competitive freedivers, excelling across both depth and pool disciplines. We caught up with her after a stellar performance at the 2019 Australian Pool National Championships (hosted by the AFA-affiliated Goldy Freediving Club), in which she took out gold in all three events, won the overall women’s [...]

By |2019-04-10T07:06:31+10:00April 7th, 2019|COMPETITION NEWS|Comments Off on Interview with Amber Bourke: 2019 Australian Women’s Pool Champion

Pool Nationals 2019: Date Announcement & Judge EOI Callout

The Australian Freediving Association and Goldy Freediving Club will host the 2019 Pool National Championships at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre from the 29 to 31 March. The pool is located in the suburb of Southport, north of Surfers Paradise. It is approximately 45 minutes drive from Gold Coast Airport or 60 minutes drive from [...]

By |2018-12-30T17:09:14+10:00December 30th, 2018|COMPETITION NEWS, REGIONAL NEWS|Comments Off on Pool Nationals 2019: Date Announcement & Judge EOI Callout

Pool Nationals 2018: Registration & Judge EOI Callout

Registration has opened for the 2018 Australian Pool Nationals. The Australian Freediving Association and the Sydney Freedivers will host the Pool National Championships in Sydney from Fri, 11 May to Sun, 13 May, 2018 at the Knox Grammar School Aquatic Centre. This competition is conducted under AIDA International rules and open to all AFA members regardless [...]

By |2018-01-25T22:55:32+10:00January 25th, 2018|COMPETITION NEWS|Comments Off on Pool Nationals 2018: Registration & Judge EOI Callout

SAF showcases new talent in ‘Dynamic December’ minicomp

On the 1st December, South Australian Freedivers (SAF) ran a club minicomp to provide new divers with an opportunity to attend a local event to gain competition experience, and for newly qualified AIDA International judges Craig de Vos and Alan Maddick to gain judge points. The event was organised by Craig de Vos, and, [...]

By |2017-12-06T15:29:25+10:00December 6th, 2017|COMPETITION NEWS|Comments Off on SAF showcases new talent in ‘Dynamic December’ minicomp

Brisbane Freedivers successfully hosts their second Club Team competition

The Brisbane Freedivers held its second Club Team Competition on the 25th of November, 2017 at the Sleeman Sports Complex. The event was structured as a team competition where each team was made up of three athletes and each athlete competed in 2 of the 3 disciplines (STA, DYN, DNF). A total of 15 [...]

By |2017-12-06T15:50:41+10:00November 30th, 2017|COMPETITION NEWS|Comments Off on Brisbane Freedivers successfully hosts their second Club Team competition

Australian Lisa Borg takes third place at 2017 Splash NZ Pool Nationals

South Australian Freedivers club member and AFA Secretary Lisa Borg has taken out all-round third place at the 2017 Splash NZ Pool Nationals, held at Challenge stadium in Auckland. “I put a lot of pressure on myself at Australian Nationals and didn’t do as well as I would have liked, so I wanted this [...]

By |2017-11-30T19:46:50+10:00October 10th, 2017|COMPETITION NEWS|Comments Off on Australian Lisa Borg takes third place at 2017 Splash NZ Pool Nationals

Depth Nationals 2017 registration opens

Registration for Australian Depth Nationals 2017 has opened for Australian citizens. The AFA will return to Tulamben, Bali, and once again be partnering with Apnea Bali to run the event. There will be three days of competition (2-4 October) with the 5th of October being held in reserve in case of poor conditions. Athletes will be required to [...]

By |2017-07-01T21:52:35+10:00July 1st, 2017|COMMITTEE NEWS|Comments Off on Depth Nationals 2017 registration opens

Elite development for Australian divers with world record holder workshops

Matt Malina: photo by Elina Manninen Brisbane Freedivers and the South Australian Freedivers hosted Dynamic/Dynamic No Fins world record holder, Matt Malina (Poland), for a series of elite freedive training workshops during May. Malina is one of only three men to reach the magical distance of 300m in dynamic and also holds the no [...]

By |2017-06-14T22:37:21+10:00May 31st, 2017|REGIONAL NEWS|Comments Off on Elite development for Australian divers with world record holder workshops

Strong performances and improved gender balance at 2017 Australian Pool Nationals

The 2017 Australian Pool Nationals were held at Sleeman Sports Complex in Brisbane from Saturday 29 April to Monday 1 May. The competition was the largest national pool freediving competition ever held in Australia with 44 athletes. Of these, 15 were women, making it the largest showing of female athletes thus far and moving the [...]

By |2017-06-15T23:17:48+10:00May 15th, 2017|COMPETITION NEWS|Comments Off on Strong performances and improved gender balance at 2017 Australian Pool Nationals

AFA to develop new safety guidelines with systems engineering experts

In late 2016, the AFA contracted the systems engineering company Cameoette Pty. Ltd. to undertake a comprehensive review and update risk assessments and management procedures for the AFA affiliated club network (AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009 standard). The outcomes will form a critical foundation for the AFA's mission to create improved and consistent safety standards for [...]

By |2017-06-16T04:38:03+10:00February 15th, 2017|COMMITTEE NEWS|Comments Off on AFA to develop new safety guidelines with systems engineering experts