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COVID-19 & AFA Operations Update

Dear AFA members, On the 19th of March, due to the unprecedented circumstances we find ourselves in with COVID-19, the AFA has placed a suspension on all club training and competition activities. This was not a decision taken lightly, nor without in-depth discussion. We understand and share in the disappointment  in the need for [...]

By |2020-03-22T22:24:14+11:00March 20th, 2020|COMMITTEE NEWS|Comments Off on COVID-19 & AFA Operations Update

Statement regarding COVID-19 and AFA operations

Dear fellow freedivers, We are monitoring the developments regarding the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and assessing any potential impacts it may have on our clubs and events, and in particular, Pool Nationals 2020. We are also looking at how this may impact on Depth Nationals, which we are close to announcing. Whilst we cannot predict [...]

By |2020-03-13T16:17:39+11:00March 13th, 2020|COMMITTEE NEWS, REGIONAL NEWS|Comments Off on Statement regarding COVID-19 and AFA operations

Pool Nationals 2020: Registration Open

We are pleased to announce that the Australian Freediving Association and the Brisbane Bullsharks Freediving Club will host the AFA Pool National Championships in Brisbane from Saturday, 2 May to Monday, 4 May, 2020 at the Sleeman Sports Complex. This competition is conducted under the AIDA International rules and open to all AFA members regardless [...]

By |2020-03-09T09:45:39+11:00March 9th, 2020|COMPETITION NEWS, REGIONAL NEWS|Comments Off on Pool Nationals 2020: Registration Open

AFA merchandise now available

As announced during the 2019 AGM, the AFA is offering a run of merchandise. This will consist of t-shirts, hoodies and swim caps. Please refer to the order form for the design of these. Pricing will be as follows: Tees $35 Hoodies $60 Swim caps $15 Any profits from the sale of these items [...]

By |2020-03-05T20:41:29+11:00March 5th, 2020|REGIONAL NEWS|Comments Off on AFA merchandise now available

AFA Awards 2019: Board statement and awardees

It was wonderful to receive so many nominations for AFA awards this year, with 82 submissions overall. We appreciated that many of you recognised the work done by the AFA board. However, we think it’s vital to celebrate those outside of the board who are so generous with their time and contributions - often [...]

By |2019-12-03T12:40:51+11:00December 2nd, 2019|COMMITTEE NEWS|Comments Off on AFA Awards 2019: Board statement and awardees

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+11:00December 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+11:00January 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+11:00December 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+11:00November 30th, 2017|COMPETITION NEWS|Comments Off on Brisbane Freedivers successfully hosts their second Club Team competition