COMPETITION NEWS

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

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

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

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