Pool Nationals 2024

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AIDA FREEDIVING NEW ZEALAND POOL NATIONALS 2024

13 - 15 September 2024

The Auckland Freediving Club is proud to host the AIDA Freediving New Zealand Pool Nationals 2024 at the Sir Owen G. Glenn National Aquatic Centre, AUT Millennium, Auckland.

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The competition will comprise three sessions over three days:
Friday 13 September Statics (STA), Athletes Briefing in the morning
Saturday 14 September morning Dynamic with Fin (DYN/DYNB) in the 50m Main Pool
Sunday 15 September morning will be Dynamic No Fins (DNF) in the 25m Main Pool
The competition is AIDA-ranked, but it does NOT have world record status.

COMP DETAILS

The Pool

The entire competition will be on Auckland’s North Shore at the Sir Owen Glenn National Aquatic Centre at 17 Antares Place, Mairangi Bay, Auckland, New Zealand.

Learn more here: https://www.autmillennium.org.nz/national-aquatic-centre

Friday will be Statics (STA) in The Lion Foundation Learn to Swim Pool, the pool is 1m – 1.2m deep and sits around 29 degrees. Saturday Morning will be Dynamic with Fin (DYN/DYNB) in the 50m Main Pool, the pool is 2.2m deep and sits around 27 degrees. Sunday Morning will be Dynamic No Fins (DNF) in the 25m Main Pool, the pool is 2.2m deep and sits around 27 degrees.

The Team

Organiser: Nick Rhodes – 021 628 600
Head Judge:To be confirmed
Judges: To be confirmed
Assistant Judges: To be confirmed
Medic: To be confirmed
Head of Safety: To be confirmed
Comms: To be confirmed

Accommodation

There is a number of motels and lodges in local area, along with some good Airbnb options.

We do have some limited billets available, if you are keen to get a space please indicate on the registration form you will receive after purchasing your competition ticket.

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ENTRIES & FEES

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FNZ CLUB MEMBERS

Recreational Grade – $115 Early Bird / $150

AIDA Grade for FNZ Club Members – $130 Early Bird / $165

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NON-FNZ CLUB MEMBERS

AIDA Grade for Non-FNZ Club Members – $155 Early Bird / $190

AIDA Competition Grade

AIDA Competition Grade registration consists of:

1 – Payment of fees via ticket purchase from Auckland Freediving Club event page.

2 – Completion of online registration form, sent via ticket purchase confirmation email.

3 – Scanned pdf copy of passport. Email to nick.rhodes@aucklandfreediving.co.nz by 8th September 2024.

4 – Scanned pdf copy of Medical Certificate of Non-contradiction to freediving signed and stamped by a physician, no older than 1 year at the conclusion of the competition. Email to nick.rhodes@aucklandfreediving.co.nz by 8th September 2024.

Recreational Grade

Recreation grade is for those new to competitive freediving. Divers in the ‘rec grade’ will compete in the same disciplines, but with relaxed rules and against other recreation grade divers. These dives will not be eligible for international ranking, but will appear on the Freediving New Zealand Recreational Grade Ranking on the Freediving New Zealand website.

You cannot have entered recreation grade in a pool competition before to compete in this grade.

Rec Grade registration consists of:

1 – Payment of fees via ticket purchase from Auckland Freediving Club event page.

2 – Completion of online registration form, sent via ticket purchase confirmation.

3 – Scanned copy of Medical Statement (using AIDA Int Medical form). If you answer yes to anything in the Medical Statement, then you must have it signed and stamped by a physician as Medical Certificate of Non-contradiction to freediving no older than 1 year at the conclusion of the competition. Email scanned pdf form to nick.rhodes@freediving.co.nz by 8th September 2024.

Entries

Entries will be limited to 40 divers, so be sure to register early! A competition T-shirt is included in the Early Bird Entry!

Entries close on 8th September 2024. To enter, you have to be 16 years old or older.

AIDA Grade for FNZ Club Members is for members of these New Zealand Freediving Clubs: Auckland Freediving Club, Breathtakers, Christchurch Freediving Club, Waikato Freediving Club, Lazy Seal Freediving Club, or Queenstown Freediving Club.

AIDA Grade for Non-FNZ Club Members is for all other AIDA competitors. Must be a member of another AIDA National.

AIDA Int. Medical form: AIDA Medical Statement 2019 V2.1

Deadlines

All entry fees are being handled by the Auckland Freediving Club event system via ticket purchases.

Early Bird Pricing from 3rd June 2024 to 31st July 2024 23:59 pm NZST. Competition T-Shirt included!

Standard Pricing from 1st August 2024 to 8th September 2024. No Competition T-Shirt included in the standard pricing, as we have to order the shirts sufficiently in advance.

Cancellation Policy

Should there be any reason which means the event cannot run in Auckland full refund of ticket (Entry) purchase cost will be made.

If you need to cancel:

A – Before 18th August 2024 full refund of ticket purchase

B – After 18th August 2024 and before 31st August 2024 will incur a $40 administration fee

C – After 1st September 2024 no refund available for cancellation

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Photo credit for photos on this website – Thank you Chris Marshall, Kristine Zipfel, and Ben Cook!

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