COMPETITION NEWS

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+00:00 January 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+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

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

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

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

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+00:00 May 9th, 2016|COMPETITION NEWS|Comments Off on National titles for Walter Steyn and Nicole Keating at 2016 Pool Nationals

Trans Tasman Team Challenge

The Australian Freediving Association (AFA) and Freediving New Zealand (FNZ) are very excited to announce the inaugural Trans Tasman Team Challenge in Auckland from 2-6 August. The Trans Tasman Team Challenge brings the great sporting rivalry between Australia and New Zealand to Freediving by pitting two mixed gender teams of four from each country. The winning team [...]

By | 2016-02-07T13:36:00+00:00 February 6th, 2016|COMPETITION NEWS|Comments Off on Trans Tasman Team Challenge

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+00:00 February 3rd, 2016|COMMITTEE NEWS, COMPETITION NEWS|Comments Off on Australian Freediving: what’s ahead in 2016