2019 SINGAPORE FREEDIVING OPEN POOL COMP

The Apnea Association Singapore is proud to announce the 3rd Singapore Freedive Open Pool competition to be held April 2019. The event will take place over 2 consecutive days starting on Saturday 6 April until and including Sunday 7 April. The competition will be held at the Singapore Sports School in Woodlands (1 Champions Way, Singapore 737913).

WHO CAN JOIN

Fourty two (42) Freedivers of all levels are welcome to compete.


Competitor Grade Category

The prerequisites are:

  • Minimum age is 18 years or 16 years with parental consent.

  • Minimum of a freedive pool basic certification. (AIDA1*, Indoor Pool)

  • Participants need to be in good health.

  • Participant needs to be a member of AIDA Singapore or their respective AIDA national

  • All Participants need to be members of the Apnea Association of Singapore.

  • Participants need an AIDA medical form signed and stamped by a doctor less than 12 months


Your dives will appear in the ranking as a result of the AAS’ membership with AIDA.


Recreational Grade Category

12 out of 42 athletes will be recreational grade.

Prerequisites are:

  • Have not competed in a competition before

  • Recreational Category results will not be entered into AIDA system

  • Signed Medical disclaimer with all answers as no, a doctor’s signature is not needed if all is answered no

 

HOW CAN I JOIN AND HOW MUCH IS IT

Eligible participants can join on a first-come-first-served basis by registering on the AAS website.

Registration for the competition will commence on the 30th Jan for Singaporean athletes.
Registration for the competition will commence on the 6th February for international athletes.

More information about the competition and updates will be sent out in the following days.

ENTRY FEE

The competition fee is SGD 120 for Competitor Grade, and SGD 70 for Recreational grade. (excluding AAS membership fee)

AAS Membership is SGD 20 for the entire year of 2019

The competition requires all athletes to be members of The AAS, regardless of Competitor or Recreational grade.

The costs includes:

  • AAS competition Tshirt

  • AAS After event buffet

  • Competitor AIDA Ranking Submission (For Competitor Grade)

The costs do not include:

  • Accomodation

  • Transport to and from the location

  • Meals

  • Medical and evacuation insurance or expenses


CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Participants that are unable to join subsequent to their registration can transfer their place to another diver eligible to compete in the event before the closing date.

  • There will be no reimbursement of fees if neither the participating diver, nor his/her substitute can attend subsequent to registration.

  • Changes in participants will be recorded during the competition meeting (see below).

  • Closing date one month before the competition date.

  • No substitution to be made after the closing date.

 

THE COMPETITION MEETING

There is an event meeting where all competing athletes must be present. It will take place on Saturday prior to the start of the competition. You will be timely informed of the final date & time of the competition briefing.

What the athletes need to bring:

·         Passport

·         Proof of medial statement, or otherwise the signed medical statement issued by the AAS, which must not be older than 1 year;

·         We will take your freedive announcement for the respective dive days.

After completing the registration of all athletes we will give a review of the competition rules and also publish the start list for the competition days.

  There are 3 competition disciplines in 2 days:

·         STA – Saturday morning

·         DYN / DYNB - Saturday afternoon

·         DNF - Sunday afternoon

 (FAQ to be added shortly)

SAFETY

Safety is our top priority. The AAS want to organize an event that is fun and relaxed but at the same time safe and professional. Here are some of the AAS safety mechanisms:

·         Instructors & trained safety divers will provide safety during the event.

·         Every dive will be monitored from the surface.

·         Safety equipment will be on standby for every dive.

The participating safety team, Judges and Organizers have the right to refuse the start of any athlete if diving would pose an obvious risk to the diver's health.

Volunteers

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Supporting roles

  • Safety diver support

  • Admin support

  • Logistics support

  • Marketing support

  • Writers / Media support


AWARD CEREMONY + AFTER EVENT BUFFET

The prize-giving awards ceremony will be held on Sunday evening at a separate location after the competition. More details will be given out at a later date.



We hope this information is helpful, please contact us at aas.events.team@gmail.com if you have any further questions!

We wish everyone successful training and hope to see you in April!


Please read all the information above, before clicking on register.


The Apnea Association of Singapore
2019 Singapore Freediving Pool Comp Organizing Committee

Mark Cheung - President
Fu XingQuang - Vice President
Firdaus - Interim Treasurer
Goh Jinkai - Secretary
John Wright - Head Advisory

Enquiries: aas.events.team@gmail.com