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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

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+10:00November 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+10:00September 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+10:00June 29th, 2016|COMPETITION NEWS|Comments Off on Australian Trans-Tasman Team Selected

National titles for Walter Steyn and Nicole Keating at 2016 Pool Nationals

From the 6th- 8th of May Sydney freedivers hosted the 2016 Australian Pool National Championships at the Knox Aquatic Centre. The 2016 Pool National Champions were Nicole Keating and Walter Steyn. Discipline Results The top three all-comers in each discipline were: Static Apnea Place Men Women  1st  Walter Steyn (AUS)  Anh Tu (AUS)  2nd  Luis [...]

By |2017-06-04T02:43:26+10:00May 9th, 2016|COMPETITION NEWS|Comments Off on National titles for Walter Steyn and Nicole Keating at 2016 Pool Nationals

Australian Depth Nationals training begins

Ant Judge showing his strength - will he reclaim his free immersion national record later in the week? (Photo: Julia Wheeler) Divers have arrived in Tulamben, Bali, and have been training hard in preparation for Australian Depth Nationals, which starts on Thursday this week. A large crop of talent includes current and former national record holders and national [...]

By |2015-08-25T10:06:58+10:00August 25th, 2015|COMPETITION NEWS|Comments Off on Australian Depth Nationals training begins

AFA endorses Singapore Pool Freediving Open

If AIDA observer members  in Oceania wish to run a competition, the AFA can help by registering competitions with AIDA. The Singapore Pool Freediving Open (6th September 2015), hosted by the Apnea Association of Singapore (AAS), will be the first national freediving competition in Singapore. The AAS decided to run the event to facilitate the [...]

By |2015-08-05T11:36:39+10:00August 4th, 2015|COMPETITION NEWS, REGIONAL NEWS|Comments Off on AFA endorses Singapore Pool Freediving Open

AFA’s technical officer on committee for international rules update

The Technical Officer for the Australian Freediving Association, Jody Fisher, along with Chris Marshall (NZL) and Pavlina Prochazkova (CZE), is working with the AIDA International board to create and pilot a new process for the International Rules updates. The aim is to have an online management tool allowing each AIDA National to comment on proposed [...]

By |2014-11-06T21:56:52+11:00November 6th, 2014|COMMITTEE NEWS|Comments Off on AFA’s technical officer on committee for international rules update

Curtis Coast a success for third year running

Pejman "PJ" Siavoshi after setting his DYN record at the Curtis Coast Freedive Competition The Curtis Coast Freedive Challenge once again proved to be a great success, with one national record and plenty of PB performances. 8 athletes, first-timers as well as Australia's best, got together in Gladstone to compete in the pool [...]

By |2014-11-13T22:54:45+11:00October 29th, 2014|COMPETITION NEWS|Comments Off on Curtis Coast a success for third year running

BRISBANE BIDS FOR 2015 POOL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

The proposed competition pool Brisbane Freedivers club, in conjunction with the Australian Freediving Association, has put in a bid for the 2015 AIDA Pool Freediving World Championships. If the bid is successful, the event would see approximately 100 athletes from around the world compete at the Sleeman Centre in Brisbane in May 2015. [...]

By |2014-11-02T06:41:15+11:00October 10th, 2014|COMMITTEE NEWS|Comments Off on BRISBANE BIDS FOR 2015 POOL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS