Splash Freediving New Zealand Pool Nationals 2017

AUT MIllenium , Auckland, New Zealand. 15-17 September 2017

Auckland Freediving Club are proud to host the Splash  Freediving New Zealand Pool Nationals at the Sir Owen G. Glenn National Aquatic Centre, AUT Millennium, Auckland

The competition will comprise three sessions over three days:

Friday evening 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) 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

There will be a recreation grade available for those new to competitive freediving. Divers in the recreation 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.

The competition is AIDA ranked, but it does NOT have world record status.

The Entire Competetion will be held on Auckland’s North Shore at:


17 Antares Place
Mairangi Bay
Auckland, New Zealand


Entries will be done online only. If for some reason you can’t fill the form out, contact a friend or the organisers to do so on your behalf. Entries must be submitted by midnight Monday 11th September at the latest.

When you arrive for the briefing, you will need to sign a liability release form, your entry form and a medical certificate of non contraindication for freediving if you are competing in the competition grade. If it is more convenient, you can instead email a scanned copy of your medical to: nick.j.rhodes@gmail.com

The liability release and medical statement is linked to below so you can read it ahead of time. If you answer YES to any questions on the medical statement, you will need a medical certificate even if you are competing in the recreation grade. The medical certificate application can be found here and must be signed by a doctor.


Competition fees will be:

Early Bird Deal: Register and pay before Friday 18th August @ 23:59 and get the following rates:

First 8 Recreational Graders Free – Sponsored by Splash, free entrants confirmed by Organisers.
We will confirm the free entrances by email. 
ALL GONE – Grab the Early Bird Rate!
First 10 paying entrants get PADI Freediver goodie bags.   ALL GONE – Grab the Early Bird Rate!

Recreational Grade $45.00
AIDA Grade              $85.00

Rates after 18th August :
Recreational Grade   $70.00
AIDA Grade              $110.00

Fees need to be received before entries close. They should be direct credited to:

Account name: AIDA New Zealand Inc
Account number: 38-9007-0470620-00
Please reference your name and “Pool Nats 2017”.

Or Paypal to : admin@aidanz.co.nz

If you cannot do a bank transfer or fail to transfer before the close of entries, you will need to provide cash at the time of registration for the competition.

Please note:

In addition to the entry fee, divers must be current members of members of Auckland Freediving Club, Queenstown Freediving Club, Waikato Freediving Club , Breathtakers Freediving Club or the Lazy Seal Freediving Club.

For foreign competitors or those who are not current members of the above clubs you will need to pay an additional $50 to cover FNZ membership for the event

If not already paid, please direct credit funds:

Account name: AIDA New Zealand Inc
Account number: 38-9007-0470620-00
Please reference your name and “subs”.

If you cannot do a transfer, please bring cash to the registration that is being held directly after the competitors’ briefing at 17:15 on Friday 15th September.

Organiser: Nick Rhodes (021 628 600)

Head Judge: Fran Rose

Judges: Victoria Barnes, Joy Keene

Medic:   Derek Eady,  ILS Paramedic

Head of Safety: Anthony Hafoka

Comms: Shelley Gurney, Nick Rhodes

Event Video : Nick Toothill


Confirmed Registrations for the #NZPoolNats17:
Entry Name Nationality Club Grade Note
1 Bradley James NZL AFC Competition @
2 Andrew Kelly AUS Competition @
3 Alan Maddick AUS Competition @
4 Damian Hector AUS Melbourne Freedivers Competition @
5 Nathanial Fairweather NZL AFC Competition @
6 Duncan Edgar NZL AFC Recreation #
7 Gemma Cookson NZL AFC Competition @
8 Ash N.B. King NZL AFC Recreation #
9 Johnattan Puthod NZL AFC Competition @
10 Braden Lynch NZL AFC Competition @
11 Dallas Jack Hamilton NZL AFC Recreation #
12 Lisa Borg AUS South Australian Freedivers Competition @
13 Josefina Peters-Didier CHL AFC Competition @
14 Craig de Vos AUS South Australian Freedivers Competition
15 Jacob Neville-Smith NZL AFC Recreation #
16 Guobin Li CHN AFC Recreation #
17 Monica Mooten NZL AFC Recreation #
18 Ben Laurie NZL AFC Recreation #
19 Shane Forrest NZL AFC Recreation #


@ Receives Padi Freediver Goodie Bag

# Recreation Grade Free entry!










Provisional Timeline
Subject to change
Monday 11 September 2017
23:59 Entries close
Thursday 14 September 2017
18:00 Nominations for Friday close
21:00 Competition draw for Friday available
Friday 15 September 2017 (STA)
17:15 Officials’ briefing
17:45 Competitors’ briefing and registration
(Athletes Holding Room, SIR OWEN G. GLENN NATIONAL AQUATIC CENTRE, AUT Millennium )
18:15 First competitor’s check in
19:15 First official top time
18:00 Nominations for Saturday close
21:30 Competition draw for Saturday available
Saturday 16 September 2017 (DYN)
 08:45 First competitor’s check in
09:45 First official top time
15:00 Social Event – To Be Confirmed
18:00 Nominations for Sunday close
20:00 Competition draw for Saturday available
Sunday 17 September 2017 (DNF)
 07:45 First competitor’s check in
 08:45 First official top time
 12:15 Prize Giving
 12:45 Social Lunch
 14:45 Close