General Australian Freediving Games Regulations
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 or any other prior event during competition.
A black out during the warm up is considered a black out and an athlete who has a BO during their warm up, will not be allowed to compete on that day. This rule also applies to all events. For example, an athlete that has a BO in event 1 will not be able to compete in any further events that day.
3. Withdrawal or cancellation from the competition is possible 24 hours prior to the start of the official briefing. The cancellation policy will apply. Withdrawal from the competition must be provided in writing by email. The athlete will then be removed from all event lists to be published on social media etc. Withdrawal from the competition within 24 hours of the briefing start time means the athlete is “Scratched” from the competition and “Disqualified” and this is indicated in all official competition lists and results on social media.
4. Similarly, failure to attend any event that the athlete has registered in without more than 24 hours notice prior to the briefing will also result in being “Scratched” and “Disqualified” from that event in all official competition results.
5. Please note all photos and videos taken by Freediving Gold Coast will not be released to competitors or support personnel. The best photos of the day will be released on Freediving Gold Coast Facebook and Instagram and made available to the Australian Freediving Games Facebook and Instagram. We do our best to take heaps or photos of you and share them on these platforms so you have mementos of this day. Videos of record or best performances may be posted on Youtube. For obvious reasons, we do not release photos or videos of blackouts at all. If you would like photos or videos of your performances you will need to engage the services of your own coach or support people to do so.
Specific rules of events will be explained at the competition briefing.