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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+00:00 December 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+00:00 November 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 February 15th, 2017|COMMITTEE NEWS|Comments Off on AFA to develop new safety guidelines with systems engineering experts

National record success at Australian Depth Nationals

After the success of last year's inaugural event, the Australian Freediving Association returned to Tulamben, Bali from the 13-16th November for the 2016 Australian Depth Nationals. Partnering with Apnea Bali, the competition was another great affair, with a 58m Constant No-Fins national record highlight from Brisbane Freedivers' Amber Bourke. The competition was run [...]

By | 2017-06-13T17:52:34+00:00 November 19th, 2016|COMPETITION NEWS|Comments Off on National record success at Australian Depth Nationals

Kiwis prove dominant at Trans-Tasman

From 4–6 August, at the AUT Millennium National Aquatic Centre in Auckland, New Zealand hosted the inaugural Trans-Tasman Team Freediving Competition, pitting two Australian teams and two New Zealand teams against each other, along with a club competition running in parallel to allow new competitors the chance to experience competition with top names in [...]

By | 2017-06-17T19:57:17+00:00 September 6th, 2016|COMMITTEE NEWS|Comments Off on Kiwis prove dominant at Trans-Tasman

Australian Trans-Tasman Team Selected

The 2016 Australian Trans-Tasman teams have been selected, featuring the following divers: Australia Leigh Wooley (Brisbane Freedivers) Brent Quilliam (South Australian Freedivers) Craig de Vos (South Australian Freedivers) Nicole Keating (Brisbane Freedivers) Australia A Anh Tu (South Australian Freedivers) Natasha Darke (South Australian Freedivers) Andrew Kelly (Unaffiliated) Mark Williams (Goldy Freediving Club) From [...]

By | 2017-05-31T17:10:33+00:00 June 29th, 2016|COMPETITION NEWS|Comments Off on Australian Trans-Tasman Team Selected