The Australian Freediving Association and the Goldy Freediving Club will host the AFA CMAS National Pool Championships on the Gold Coast from Fri, 17 Feb to Mon, 20 Feb, 2023 at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Southport. This competition is conducted under CMAS rules and is open to all AFA members regardless of their nationality.

It is not a world record status competition.

We will email athletes with details of the points system in the coming weeks.

Date: Friday, 17 February to Monday, 20 February (4 days)

Day 1 – Dynamic Bifins (50m x 2m pool, water temp: 27C)

Day 2 – Dynamic No Fins (25m x 2m pool, water temp: 27C) & Speed 100m (50m x 2m pool, water temp: 27C)

Day 3 – Static Apnea (25m x 1.2m pool, water temp: 29-31C)

Day 4 – Dynamic & 8 x 50m (50m x 2m pool, water temp: 27C)

Please note the Finswimming Nationals are being held alongside this competition. We are trying as much as possible to have no crossover between events but this may not be possible depending on athlete numbers. Finswimming will be held on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Registration for this event is separate please contact the AFA for further info if you wish to enter this competition.

Venue: Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

Eligibility: All current financial members of AFA who are 18 years of age or older. You must be a member of AFA to be able to compete in this competition. Please note that you must be a full financial member of the AFA if you are an Australian citizen (regardless of place of residence) or a current resident in Australia (regardless of nationality). If you are not an Australian citizen and do not live in Australia (e.g. visiting Australia for this competition), you can obtain a temporary Competition Membership on checkout.

Registration fee: There is an early-bird discount available – get in quick!

Competition Grade On or before Sunday, 26 January: A$285 Monday, 27 January – Sunday, 5 February: A$335 Monday, 6 February – Thursday, 16 February: A$385 Registration fee includes participation in the competition (4 days) and a competition merchandise item (TBD). Accommodation, transport, and food and drinks at the after party are not included in the registration fee.

We have now opened up comp registration for athletes wishing to do a single event ($110), two events ($210) & three events ($300). Just select which events you’d like to enter during registration and then pay the applicable fee once you click through to the payment link at the end. 

Please note depending on athlete numbers we may have limited availability for athletes to participate in the speed 100m and 8x50m events. You will be asked to nominate which events you are wanting to participate in when you register. Spots will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Registration for the speed 100m and 8x50m events close on 11th Feb so if you wish to enter these events you MUST register before this.

Cancellation policy: If the competition can’t go ahead due to COVID-19 or if an athlete can’t attend due to COVID-19 there will be a full refund of the entry fees.

If you decide to withdraw your registration, we will refund your registration fee according to the guidelines below. 50% – Cancellation on or before Sunday, 29 January 25% – Cancellation between Monday, 30 January and Sunday, 12 February No refund – Cancellation after Monday, 13 February (If you decide not to compete on the day of the competition, there will be no refund.)

Registration Registration is now open. Click here to register

Athlete in-list


Number Name Sex Nationality Club
1 Jack Hatfield M AUS Unaffiliated
2 Paola Seow F SGP Unaffiliated
3 Florencia Calvo F ARG Unaffiliated
4 Emilia Tjernstrom F SWE Unaffiliated
5 Jarrod Briffa M AUS Melbourne Freedivers Club
6 Frederic Maire M AUS Brisbane Freedivers & Brisbane Bullsharks Freedivers
7 Alan Feng Li M CHN Unaffiliated
8 Chi Wing Lee M HKG Unaffiliated
9 Lucja Nowowiejski F POL Unaffiliated
10 Emily Shaw F AUS Brisbane Freedivers & Brisbane Bullsharks Freedivers
11 Angus McLeay M AUS Melbourne Freedivers Club
12 Donovan de Wet M AUS Melbourne Freedivers Club
13 Amber Bourke F AUS Brisbane Freedivers & Brisbane Bullsharks Freedivers
14 Ron Sommerlatt M DEU Melbourne Freedivers Club
15 Mathew Grech M AUS Brisbane Freedivers & Brisbane Bullsharks Freedivers
16 Tzu-lun huang M TPE Unaffiliated
17 Maurizio Rossi M AUS Brisbane Freedivers Club
18 Matt Louden M AUS Goldy Freediving Club
19 Gonzalo Cortes M PER Goldy Freediving Club
20 Jordan Duncan F AUS Brisbane Freedivers & Brisbane Bullsharks Freedivers
21 Patricia Paige Ong F SGP Unaffiliated
22 Matthew Turnbull M GBR Unaffiliated
23 Ant Judge M AUS Unaffiliated
24 Szabolcs Nemeth M HUN Brisbane Freedivers Club
25 Amanda Balding F AUS Unaffiliated
26 Bill Cotis M AUS Unaffiliated
27 Leigh Woolley M AUS Brisbane Freedivers & Brisbane Bullsharks Freedivers
28 William Scott M AUS Brisbane Freedivers & Brisbane Bullsharks Freedivers
29 Tzu-lun Huang M AUS Unaffiliated


Medical form:  All athletes must present a medical certificate stating “no contraindication to freediving” at the on-site registration on Day 1. The medical certificate must be signed and stamped by a medical doctor and must not be more than one year old.

Preliminary Time Schedule:

Day 1 (Fri, 17 Feb)
8:00am Registration open
8:30am Athletes briefing
10:00am First OT – DYNB
3:00pm Last OT – DYNB
Day 2 (Sat, 18 Feb)
8:00am First OT – Dynamic No Fin
11:30pm Last OT – Dynamic No Fin
12:00pm First OT – Speed 100m
2:00pm Last OT – Speed 100m
2-5pm Finswimming Nationals
Day 3 (Sun, 19 Feb)
8:00am First OT – Static
12:00pm Last OT – Static
1-4pm Finswimming Nationals
Day 4 (Mon, 20 Feb)
8:00am First OT – Dynamic
1:00pm Last OT – Dynamic
1:15pm First OT – 8x50m
4:00pm Last OT – 8x50m
6:30pm Prize ceremony & after party (venue TBD)


Prizes: TBC