REGIONAL NEWS

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

Pool Nationals 2020: Registration Open

We are pleased to announce that the Australian Freediving Association and the Brisbane Bullsharks Freediving Club will host the AFA Pool National Championships in Brisbane from Saturday, 2 May to Monday, 4 May, 2020 at the Sleeman Sports Complex. This competition is conducted under the AIDA International rules and open to all AFA members regardless [...]

By |2020-03-09T09:45:39+11:00March 9th, 2020|COMPETITION NEWS, REGIONAL NEWS|Comments Off on Pool Nationals 2020: Registration Open

AFA merchandise now available

As announced during the 2019 AGM, the AFA is offering a run of merchandise. This will consist of t-shirts, hoodies and swim caps. Please refer to the order form for the design of these. Pricing will be as follows: Tees $35 Hoodies $60 Swim caps $15 Any profits from the sale of these items [...]

By |2020-03-05T20:41:29+11:00March 5th, 2020|REGIONAL NEWS|Comments Off on AFA merchandise now available

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+11:00December 30th, 2018|COMPETITION NEWS, REGIONAL NEWS|Comments Off on Pool Nationals 2019: Date Announcement & Judge EOI Callout

Elite development for Australian divers with world record holder workshops

Matt Malina: photo by Elina Manninen Brisbane Freedivers and the South Australian Freedivers hosted Dynamic/Dynamic No Fins world record holder, Matt Malina (Poland), for a series of elite freedive training workshops during May. Malina is one of only three men to reach the magical distance of 300m in dynamic and also holds the no [...]

By |2017-06-14T22:37:21+10:00May 31st, 2017|REGIONAL NEWS|Comments Off on Elite development for Australian divers with world record holder workshops

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

Australian Amber Bourke wins MDC PoolMaster Apnea Challenge

Amber surfaces after her impressive 191m DYN performance.   Australian freediver Amber Bourke has won the women’s division of the MDC PoolMaster Apnea Challenge held in Malaysia on 28 March. Over twenty athletes from eight countries contested the challenging event in which STA, DYN and DNF are all contested in a single day. [...]

By |2015-08-05T11:35:23+10:00April 8th, 2015|COMPETITION NEWS, REGIONAL NEWS|Comments Off on Australian Amber Bourke wins MDC PoolMaster Apnea Challenge