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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+00:00September 6th, 2016|COMMITTEE NEWS|Comments Off on Kiwis prove dominant at Trans-Tasman

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+00:00June 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+00:00May 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+00:00February 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+00:00February 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+00:00November 28th, 2015|COMMITTEE NEWS|Comments Off on Leigh Woolley Sets New Record In DNF!

Pan Pacs Statics Slow The Hearts Of All Involved

Pan Pacs moves along swimmingly… then stops for the official Static Championships. Ahh statics… you either love em’ or ya hate em’… Right?  Two national records were set this morning. Azam Hamid from Malaysia, at one with the pool in his perfectly azure blue wetsuit, set a national record for Malaysia with a 5 minute [...]

By |2016-02-07T13:31:38+00:00November 28th, 2015|COMPETITION NEWS|Comments Off on Pan Pacs Statics Slow The Hearts Of All Involved

Pan Pacific Freediving Championships Begin!

The Pan Pacific Freediving Championships have officially kicked off the afternoon of the 25.11.15 at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre, in Queensland, Australia. The opening ceremony saw Freediving prowess from all around the Asia Pacific region. Athletes have traveled from a variety of places including New Caledonia, China, Indonesia, New Zealand, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Venezuela. Competition [...]

By |2015-12-02T15:34:02+00:00November 25th, 2015|COMPETITION NEWS|Comments Off on Pan Pacific Freediving Championships Begin!

Aussie Depth Championships A Great Success

Competition participants, including athletes, safety divers, judges, and supporters. (Photo: Julia Wheeler) The inaugural Australian Depth National Championship has now finished, with great success. The event was the first depth based Freediving competition for Australian freedivers in recent times and was hosted by the AFA and Apnea Bali on the beautiful east coast [...]

By |2016-02-07T13:35:33+00:00September 14th, 2015|COMPETITION NEWS|Comments Off on Aussie Depth Championships A Great Success

Australian Depth Nationals training begins

Ant Judge showing his strength - will he reclaim his free immersion national record later in the week? (Photo: Julia Wheeler) Divers have arrived in Tulamben, Bali, and have been training hard in preparation for Australian Depth Nationals, which starts on Thursday this week. A large crop of talent includes current and former national record holders and national [...]

By |2015-08-25T10:06:58+00:00August 25th, 2015|COMPETITION NEWS|Comments Off on Australian Depth Nationals training begins