COMMITTEE NEWS

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

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

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

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

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 Freediving: what’s ahead in 2016

2016 looks to be another strong year for the AFA, with both depth and pool nationals details soon to be announced, board reelection results and an upcoming Trans-Tasman team event. November 2015 saw the Australian Freediving Association hold its annual assembly general meeting, voting on 2016’s board members to be. The positions are as follows: [...]

By |2016-02-07T13:28:30+11:00February 3rd, 2016|COMMITTEE NEWS, COMPETITION NEWS|Comments Off on Australian Freediving: what’s ahead in 2016

Leigh Woolley Sets New Record In DNF!

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO LEIGH WOOLLEY: the Brisbane Freediver has broken the Australian Record in Dynamic No Fins with a beautiful 184m swim yesterday at PAN PACS. Woolley has reportedly been training tirelessly with the aim to set a new record. The last record in this discipline belonged to Tanc Sade who set it [...]

By |2015-12-02T15:37:01+11:00November 28th, 2015|COMMITTEE NEWS|Comments Off on Leigh Woolley Sets New Record In DNF!

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+11:00January 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+11:00December 20th, 2014|COMMITTEE NEWS|Comments Off on Merry Christmas from the AFA!