The Australian Freediving Association and the Goldy Freediving Club will host the AFA Pool National Championships on the Gold Coast from Fri, 29 March to Sun, 31 March, 2019 at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. This competition is conducted under the AIDA International rules and open to all AFA members regardless of their nationality. It is not a world record status competition.
Date: Friday, 29 March to Sunday, 31 March (3 days)
Day 1 – Static Apnea (25m x 1.2m pool, water temp: 27C)
Day 2 – Dynamic No Fins (25m x 2m pool, water temp: 27C)
Day 3 – Dynamic With Fins (including DYN BiFins) (50m x 2m pool, water temp: 27C)
Venue: Gold Coast Aquatic Centre
Gold Coast Aquatic Centre (GCAC) is a state of the art facility that hosted the swimming and diving events during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Eligibility: All current financial members of AFA who are 18 years of age or older (or 16 years or older with written parental consent)
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!
On or before Sunday, 3 March: A$130
Monday, 4 March – Sunday, 17 March: A$150
Monday, 18 March – Friday, 29 March: A$180
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 you decide to withdraw your registration, we will refund your registration fee according to the guidelines below.
50% – Cancellation on or before Sunday, 3 March
25% – Cancellation between Monday, 4 March and Sunday, 24 March
No refund – Cancellation after Monday, 25 March (If you decide not to compete on the day of the competition, there will be no refund. )
Registration is now open to all athletes.
|1||Craig de Vos||M||AUS||South Australian Freedivers|
|3||Benjamin Fleming||M||AUS||Brisbane Freedivers|
|4||Scott Walker||M||NZL||Melbourne Freedivers|
|6||Chris Ellem||M||AUS||Goldy Freediving Club|
|8||Catherine Christie||F||AUS||South Australian Freedivers|
|9||Tim Magoffin||M||AUS||Brisbane Freedivers|
|10||Amber Bourke||F||AUS||Brisbane Freedivers|
|11||Leigh Woolley||M||AUS||Brisbane Freedivers|
|12||Frederic Maire||M||AUS||Brisbane Freedivers|
|13||Jarrod Briffa||M||AUS||Melbourne Freedivers|
|14||Donovan de Wet||M||AUS||Melbourne Freedivers|
|17||Chris Rose||M||AUS||Brisbane Freedivers|
|19||Anh Tu||F||AUS||South Australian Freedivers|
|21||Damian Hector||M||AUS||Melbourne Freedivers|
|24||Luis Ramirez||M||VEN||Brisbane Freedivers|
|26||Emily Shaw||F||AUS||Brisbane Freedivers|
|27||William Scott||M||AUS||Brisbane Freedivers|
|28||Michael Bates||M||AUS||Brisbane Freedivers|
|30||Matthew Chew||M||AUS||Brisbane Freedivers|
|32||Michael Heitzmann||M||CHE||Brisbane Freedivers|
|33||Steve Whyte||M||AUS||Brisbane Freedivers|
|36||Lewis Jones||M||NZL||Goldy Freediving Club|
|39||Elisabeth Mattes||F||AUT||Goldy Freediving Club|
|45||Daniel Hurst||M||AUS||Melbourne Freedivers|
|47||Robert Berto||M||AUS||Goldy Freediving Club|
|49||Nicole Keating||F||AUS||Brisbane Freedivers|
|51||Maurizio Rossi||M||ITA||Brisbane Freedivers|
AIDA Medical Form (new version) can be downloaded from AIDA International’s website.
Medical form: All athletes must present a medical certificate of “non contraindication to freediving” at the on-site registration on Day 1. Medical certificate must be signed by a medical doctor and must not be more than one year old. If you are using the AIDA Medical Form, it must be signed by a doctor and must have the doctor’s stamp.
Old version of the AIDA Medical form is also accepted and can be downloaded from here.
Preliminary Time Schedule:
|Day 1 (Fri, 29 March)|
|11:00am Registration open|
|12:30pm Athletes briefing|
|2:30pm First OT – Static Apnea|
|6:30pm Last OT – Static Apnea|
|9:00pm Announcements for Day 2 close|
|Day 2 (Sat, 30 March)|
|10:00am First OT – Dynamic No Fin|
|4:00pm Last OT – Dynamic No Fin|
|7:00pm Announcements for Day 3 close|
|Day 3 (Sun, 31 March)|
|9:00am First OT – Dynamic With Fin|
|3:00pm Last OT – Dynamic With Fin|
|4:00pm Prize ceremony|
|5:30pm After party (venue TBD)|