Running a competition
The BFA aims to promote fair and safe competition in British Freediving at home and internationally for UK free divers and to help organisers to run their competitions safely and within the official rules of AIDA and BFA best practice.
We aim to inspire and encourage all levels of free divers to take part in competitive freediving and to help bring together volunteers to make the competitions possible.
We would like to invite UK freedive clubs to register open competitions with the BFA. From June 2012 within the UK, ONLY BFA Registered competitions that are open invite and operate a ballot entry system first come first served with an allocated number of entries open to non members of the club will be given BFA/AIDA world ranking status. Registered competitions will also gain BFA Event status and BFA insurance to cover their event.
To allow for competitors not interested in ranking points we suggest a 'fun comp' organised to follow after the main, athlete's event. The two comps should be clearly defined in the schedule with a time break and a clear announcement between the two.
You can download a competition application form with AIDA rules. If you need help and advice on how to run a competition under AIDA rules and BFA best practice please contact the BFA at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers: BFA Competitions are set up to support competing athletes and rely entirely on volunteers so if you want to help please contact the BFA at email@example.com
If you would like to run a competition please check the latest AIDA competitions regulations PDF to make sure you will be able to comply. Feel free to contact us to help explain anything that may seem unclear.
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