New Zealand Pool Freediving Safety Standards published!

After long consultation with member clubs, the Freedive New Zealand board and the New Zealand Recreation Association, the safety standards working group have published both the national standards and a template incident response plan for clubs to use. These standards...

The finals wrap-up

The competition is now over; a successful one for me with a 7th place finish in dynamic without fins and 12th place with fins. My no fins dive went really quite well in the final, despite nerves. I set a new competition best performance of 175m, coming up pretty close...

With fins update and a retrospective

The heats are now all done. I managed a new personal best with a monofin of 211m, which was enough for a B final (places 8-16), meaning I’ve at least achieved my pre-competition goals of making the A & B finals, plus set two competition best performances....

No fins complete

The first day of competition is complete and the results are final. The good news for me personally was a clean 169m dive (a competition record for me, by 4m) and a spot in the final. I went as far as my body would take me today – any more would probably have...

The night before

Tomorrow at 9am the competitions starts with Dynamic with No Fins. I will be in the first heat – my preference,┬áto minimise the time I have to stress myself out before diving. The pool is now blue again, though cold at 23 degrees, so everything is ready to go. I...