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The pool has a no breath-hold policy outside of official freediving training and competition sessions. Do not attempt to train freediving outside of official training sessions. During official training sessions, only use the pool and lanes allocated to the training session. If you want to swim outside of official training sessions you need to pay pool entry at the front counter, which is $5.
Official training sessions
Official training sessions (included in the competition fees, unless specified) are listed in the below schedule. If you would like to request additional sessions, please contact the organisers.
To ensure official training sessions do not get too crowded on the Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday the number of people in training sessions will be restricted. You can only sign up for training on the day of the training session. A sign up sheet will be on the registration/check-in desk.
There is no sign up required for training sessions on Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday.
Pool and competition details
The competition will be held at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre, an Olympic standard pool built and maintained in accordance with FINA standards. The competition pool is 50m long and 2.0m deep with 10 lanes (two edge and eight interior lanes). The pool has a movable bulkhead that converts it into a 25m long, 25m wide. The temperature of the water is kept between 26.6°C and 27.0°C at all times. For Static competition and training, there will be platforms provided for athletes and safeties to stand on. For dynamic with fins, the pool will be in its normal 50m configuration. For dynamic without fins it will be converted into a 25m configuration via a movable bulkhead.
Below are the pool configurations for static, short course, and long course.
The bulk head, which will divide the pool in two for DNF, and which sits at the left end of the pool (as shown in the diagrams) for DYN does not go all the way to the bottom of the pool. Make sure you pay attention to the markings on the bottom of the pool so that you know that a turn is coming up so you do not swim under the bulkhead!
Athlete check-in will be pool-side. Athletes may use the Relay Room as an area to store equipment and to stretch. Please be mindful that there are a lot of athletes with a lot of equipment, so, please don’t spread out too much. The Aquatic lounge is for the use of competition officials and volunteers.
Spectators are welcome to the competition and may sit in the grand stand. Spectators are not permitted pool-side. Entry for spectators is free, however, if they wish to swim with the general public they must pay general pool entry ($5).
David Peart is the official competition photographer. David will be taking photos at the competition. Athletes will be able to purchase images from him, including small and large format prints and canvases. More details will be available closer to the competition.
Second chance competition
The second chance competition, which will be run each afternoon, is open to all competitors and volunteers of Pan Pacs. Entries in both AIDA ranking and recreation grade are accepted. Note that a volunteer who wishes to compete in the AIDA ranking competition MUST provide all of the documentation to the organisers as per the AIDA rules (i.e. must have a valid medical certificate, and must present their passport).
Please note that an athlete who has had a blackout in the morning session will not be permitted to compete in the afternoon second chance competition.
Entry into the second chance competition closes at approximately the same time that Pan Pacs finishes each day (see timetable below). Entry and nominations will be done via a sign-up sheet at the check-in desk. Note there is a maximum of 20 competitors able to enter the second chance competition each day. Entry will be run on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The pool configurations for the second chance competition (which will, at times, be held concurrently with official training sessions). The static configuration will be used on Thursday the 26th, while the long course configuration will be used for both DNF and DYN on Friday the 27th and Saturday the 28th.
Sunday 22 November
|1030-1130||Official pre-competition training (Lanes 7,8,9)|
|1130-1230||Static Apnea workshop with Kathryn Nevatt (Lane 9)|
|1300-1800||Judge course (Aquatic Lounge)|
Monday 23 November
|0900-1800||Judge course (Aquatic Lounge)|
|1000-1100||Official pre-competition training (Lanes 7,8,9)|
|1100-1200||Static Apnea workshop with Kathryn Nevatt (Lane 9)|
Tuesday 24 November
|0900-1800||Judge course (Aquatic Lounge)|
|1000-1100||Official pre-competition training (Lanes 6,7,8,9)|
|1100-1300||Dynamic no-fins workshop with Kathryn Nevatt (Lanes 7,8,9)|
|1900-2000||Official pre-competition training (Lanes 6,7,8,9)|
Wednesday 25 November
|0900-1530||Judge refresher course (Aquatic Lounge)|
|1000-1200||Bi-fins workshop with Ant Judge|
|1230-1530||Official training – STA (Lane 9) & long course (Lanes 6,7,8)|
|1430-1530||Freediving equipment workshop by Alexey Molchanov (Sprint room)|
|1500||Announcements for STA close|
|1545-1630||Athlete Briefing (Relay Room)|
Thursday 26 November
|0900-1245||Pan Pacific Championship – STA|
|1245||Pan Pacs Arvo comp sign up closes|
|1345-1545||Official training – DNF (short course; Lane 7 South & Lanes 7,8,9 North)|
|1430-1630||Pan Pacs Arvo comp – STA (Lane 9 South)|
|1645-1700||Arvo comp protests|
|1600||Announcements for DNF close|
|1700-1800||Event committee (Aquatic Lounge)|
|Immediately following the event committee: Pan Pacs, where to from here? (Aquatic Lounge)|
Friday 27 November
|0900-1230||Pan Pacific Championship – DNF (short course)|
|1315||Pan Pacs Arvo comp sign up closes|
|1315-1515||Official training – DYN (long course; Lanes 3,4,5,6)|
|1415-1700||Pan Pacs Arvo comp – DNF (long course)|
|1600||Announcements for DYN close|
|1715-1730||Arvo comp protests|
|1730-1830||Event committee (Aquatic Lounge)|
Saturday 28 November
|0900-1230||Pan Pacific Championship – DYN (long course)|
|1230||Pan Pacs Arvo comp sign up closes|
|1330-1615||Pan Pacs Arvo comp – DYN (long course)|
|1830-late||After party at the Carindale Hotel|
Sunday 29 November
|1200-1600||Pool workshop with Alexey Molchanov|
Monday 30 November
|0830-1230||Pool workshop with Alexey Molchanov|