The Australian Freediving Association and the Brisbane Bullsharks Freediving Club will host the AFA Pool National Championships in Brisbane from Fri, 16 Sept to Sun, 18 Sept, 2022 at the Sleeman Sports Complex. This competition is conducted under the AIDA International rules and is open to all AFA members regardless of their nationality. It is not a world record status competition.

As announced in 2019 the AFA will not follow the AIDA points system for this competition as we feel it is outdated, for example we want to make it fair to those choosing DYNB rather than DYN. We will email athletes with details of the points system in the coming weeks. You will get the normal points recorded into the AIDA ranking system. (photo credit – Adam Sellars)

Date: Friday, 16 September to Sunday, 18 September (3 days)
Day 1 – Static Apnea (25m x 1.2m pool, water temp: 29-31C)
Day 2 – Dynamic No Fins (25m x 2m pool, water temp: 27C)
Day 3 – Dynamic With Fins (including DYNB) (50m x 2m pool, water temp: 27C)

Venue: Sleeman Sports Complex

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!

Recreation Grade

The AFA has decided to introduce a recreation grade for the AFA AIDA Pool nationals this year. Recreation grade is for athletes who have never competed before who would like to try a competition with a little less pressure. Recreation grade is not open for official AIDA rankings and is judged less strictly than competition grade. If you want to compete and get AIDA rankings you’ll need to join under the competition grade. 

We will be reducing the registration price for those wanting to compete rec grade.

On or before Wednesday, 31 August: A$95
Thursday, 1 September – Thursday, 8 September: A$110
Friday, 9 September – Thursday, 15 September: A$130

If you want to compete in rec grade please use the same registration link but don’t make the payment. The AFA will email you a link for payment once we receive your registration information.

Competition Grade

On or before Sunday, 28 August: A$175
Monday, 29 August – Sunday, 4 September: A$190
Monday, 5 September – Thursday, 15 September: A$210

Registration fee includes participation in the competition (3 days), registration of results with the AIDA ranking database, and a competition merchandise item (TBD). Accommodation, transport, and food and drinks at the after party are not included in the registration fee.

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, 28 August
25% – Cancellation between Monday, 29 August and Sunday, 11 September
No refund – Cancellation after Monday, 12 September (If you decide not to compete on the day of the competition, there will be no refund.)


Registration is now open.

Click here to register


Athlete in-list

Number Name Sex Nationality Club Grade
1 David Mulheron M AUS Christmas Island Freedivers Club Comp
2 Lisa Borg F AUS South Australian Freedivers Comp
3 Donovan De Wet M AUS Melbourne Freedivers Club Comp
4 Frederic Maire M AUS Brisbane Freedivers & Brisbane Bullsharks Freedivers Comp
5 Michael Cheesman M AUS Unaffiliated Comp
6 Szabolcs Nemeth M HUN Sunshine Coast Freedivers Club Comp
7 Xinran Liu M CHN Unaffiliated Comp
8 Ben Eckert M AUS Brisbane Freedivers & Brisbane Bullsharks Freedivers Comp
9 Troy O’Connor M AUS Unaffiliated Comp
10 Emily Shaw F AUS Brisbane Freedivers Club Comp
11 Maurizio Rossi M ITA Brisbane Freedivers & Brisbane Bullsharks Freedivers Comp
12 Hannah Fourie F AUS Unaffiliated Comp
13 Alejandro Guedez M VEN Brisbane Freedivers & Brisbane Bullsharks Freedivers Comp
14 Ant Judge M AUS Unaffiliated Comp
15 Greg Tenikoff M AUS South Australian Freedivers Comp
16 Robin Meldrum M AUS South Australian Freedivers Rec
17 Jordan Duncan F AUS Brisbane Freedivers & Brisbane Bullsharks Freedivers Comp
18 Ziyao Huang F CHN Unaffiliated Rec
19 Kevin Wong M AUS Brisbane Freedivers & Brisbane Bullsharks Freedivers Comp
20 Alisha Kyning F AUS Brisbane Bullsharks Freedivers Comp
21 Katy Gill F GBR Unaffiliated Comp
22 William Scott M AUS Brisbane Freedivers & Brisbane Bullsharks Freedivers Comp
23 Sandra Wiedbrauk F DEU Brisbane Freedivers & Brisbane Bullsharks Freedivers Comp


Medical form: Medical form check will be done early September, athletes will be emailed closer to the time.

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. AIDA no longer has a standard medical form for use however you can use their old form if you wish. If you are using the AIDA Medical Form, it must be signed by a doctor and must have the doctor’s stamp.

The old AIDA Medical Form can be downloaded here.

Time Schedule:

Day 1 (Fri, 16 Sept)
10:00am Registration open
10:30am Athletes briefing
12:30pm First OT – Static Apnea
3:00pm Last OT – Static Apnea
5:00pm Announcements for Day 2 close
Day 2 (Sat, 17 Sept)
10:00am First OT – Dynamic No Fin
12:00pm Last OT – Dynamic No Fin
3:00pm Announcements for Day 3 close
Day 3 (Sun, 18 Sept)
10:00am First OT – DYN & DYNB
12:00pm Last OT – DYN & DYNB
12:30pm Prize ceremony
4:00pm After party (venue TBD)