Pool Freediving Competition

$50.00

Pool Freediving Competition

Freediving Gold Coast is holding at least 2 pool freediving mini competitions in 2019. The first pool freediving competition is a Static to be held on the 24/3/19 and a Dynamic to be held on the 23/6/19. The venue is the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre from 8.30 to 12pm on these dates. All competitions will follow AIDA International Freediving Rules for Competitions and Records and Freediving Gold Coast Pool Standards Code. Both are International competitions leading to AIDA International ranking on the AIDA International website. All Australian Freediving Association members and members from other AIDA Nationals are also welcome.

Venue

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

Marine Parade Southport QLD 4215

Entry Cost to venue is $6.

The STA competition is held in the 25m pool.

The DYN competition is held in the 50m competition pool.

Water temperature is about 28 degrees centigrade.

Competition Structure

Each athlete will need to submit their AP (Announced Performance) by 3pm on the day before the competition to email dive@freedivinggoldcoast.com.au.

Competition briefing is at 8.30am on the day of the competition with the first OT (Official Top) commencing at 10am.

Each performance will be measured and converted into points according to AIDA Competition Regulations. Athletes with the highest cumulative points across all Freediving Gold Coast competitions in 2019 will be awarded either 2019 Freediving Gold Coast Male Champion or 2019 Freediving Gold Coast Female Champion.

Competition Prerequisites

Once payment is received you will be sent an information pack about the competition and asked to email copies of:

Passport to verify nationality.

AIDA Medical Certificate signed by a medical doctor.

AIDA Liability Form signed and dated by the competitor.

Proof of certification of freediving education/training equivalent to AIDA 2 Pool Freediver.

Failure to provide this documentation by 3pm on the day prior to the competition will result in being unable to compete and forfeiture of the registration fee.

Registration

Registration is now open.

Limited to a maximum of 10 athletes from Australia or overseas.

All competitors must be a qualified freediver (minimum AIDA 2 Pool Freediver or equivalent).

General registration fee is $90.

Special Registration fee for current Freediving Gold Coast High Performance Coaching (HPC) members $50.

If for some reason you decide to withdraw, our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • 100% refund 4 weeks prior to competition day.
  • 50% refund 2 weeks prior to competition day.
  • No refund less than 2 weeks prior to competition day.

Registration fee does not include pool entry, transport to and from venue, medical and medical evacuation insurance, and any food/drinks.

  • Please select the competition, STA or DYN, you wish to enter.  Unless you are a current member of the High Performance Coaching (HPC) program, select General. Once registered you will be emailed an information package with details of the competition.

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Description

ADDITIONAL POOL FREEDIVING COMPETITION REGULATIONS

Safety throughout the pool freediving competition is our primary goal, and as a result we have added the following rules to our pool competition:

1. Athletes must be at least an AIDA 2 Pool Freediver or equivalent international certification.
Each athlete must be able to provide proof of certification of their freediving education/training equivalent to AIDA 2 Pool Freediver prior to the competition day. All athletes must be trained in freediving and breath hold activities by an International freediving certification organisation without exception and be able to provide evidence of this education/training.

2. An athlete cannot perform if he/she has blacked out during his/her warm up dive during the pool freediving competition.
As it is stated in the AIDA Regulations, any athlete who has a black out (BO) during his/her performance has to stop diving for the rest of the day. Since it is a mini competition and we only have one AIDA discipline on the competition day, this rule does not have much relevance. Nevertheless, a black out during the warm up is still considered a black out and an athlete who has a BO during their warm up, will not be allowed to compete on that day.

3. An athlete who has a BO will not be able to win in the cumulative points across all Freediving Gold Coast competitions to be awarded overall 2019 Freediving Gold Coast Male Champion or overall 2019 Freediving Gold Coast Female Champion.
It is possible that an athlete who has a red card in one of his/her performances could still have a higher total score compared to his/her competitors and still be able to win the Overall Champion title. However, if the red card was given because the athlete suffered a black out, he/she will lose the chance to win this title. As we are prioritising safety, all athletes who black out are penalised in the competition point standings.