COMMITTEE NEWS

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

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+00:00 November 6th, 2014|COMMITTEE NEWS|Comments Off on AFA’s technical officer on committee for international rules update

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+00:00 October 10th, 2014|COMMITTEE NEWS|Comments Off on BRISBANE BIDS FOR 2015 POOL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2015 AFA COMMITTEE

Nominations are now open for the Australian Freediving Association committee for 2015! If you are interested in nominating for a position, please contact us for more information. Nominations close at midnight AEST, October 25th.

By | 2014-11-02T06:23:55+00:00 October 7th, 2014|COMMITTEE NEWS|Comments Off on NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2015 AFA COMMITTEE