Freediving NZ Pool Nationals

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Freediving NZ Pool Nationals

Postby Phantom Menace » Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:39 pm

Hosted by the Auckland Freediving Club

Where: Millennium Institute of Sport and Health, Mairangi Bay
When: 2 October - 4 October, 2015

This complex includes the new (opens on 3rd August ) indoor 50m FINA ranked pool it can also be converted to a 25m pool.

Proposed format : All Disciplines will have multiple starts .. ie at least 2 divers at a time ...thus reducing the waiting time.

Statics : Friday 2nd 6.30pm > 9.30 new pool ..National Aquatic Centre
Dynamic with Fins Saturday 3rd 9am > 12pm new pool 50m 2.2m depth
Dynamic No Fins Sunday 4th 9am > 12pm old pool 25m 1.5m- 2.0m depth

Prize giving will follow early on Sunday afternoon.
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Re: Freediving NZ Pool Nationals

Postby Phantom Menace » Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:49 pm

Mike from Ocean Hunter has agreed to be the main sponsor and is covering pool hire and a lot of other costs as well as putting up $1,000 in vouchers for prizes for the event.

As a result the event will now be called the OCEAN HUNTER FREEDIVING NZ POOL NATIONALS

Check out http://www.oceanhunter.co.nz
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Re: Freediving NZ Pool Nationals

Postby Ali Perkins » Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:00 am

Are these events spectator-friendly?

Would have been nice to pop in - but the timing is bad for me. I will be in Australia cave diving.
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Re: Freediving NZ Pool Nationals

Postby Phantom Menace » Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:48 pm

Yes, they are spectator friendly.

This comp will follow a format a little new to NZ with two lanes running for Dyanamics. This means each pool session can be shorter and there is twice as much happening at any given time (rather than one athlete every 10 minutes).

In addition to the "Competition Grade" there will also be a "Recreational Grade" with slightly relaxed rules round things like surface breaks, surface protocol etc. This Rec. Grade will have no entry fee - thanks to the sponsorship from Ocean Hunter. This makes it an ideal event to have a play at if you ever thought about entering a comp for the first time etc.

Note:
We will also be running a depth comp in Lake Pupuke the first weekend of December (just need to get Council approval to use the lake - this is with their booking people now). This will also have a Rec Grade (with a maximum depth limit) and a Competition Grade where the limit is the depth of the lake (50m - if you go to 55m you end up in the mud).
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