Report – 2016 Pool Nationals

Report by our Treasurer – Damian

Melbourne Freedivers recently represented at the weekend’s Australian Pool Nationals with a team of three in Alan, Damian & Matthew.

The event was a huge success and participants witnessed a new national record for USA with a solid swim of 142m in the no fins (DNF) category by Jackie Dent.

This is the first time Melbourne has featured in the pool nationals! No doubt there will be many more to come with a club that has seen a lot of interest and participation in freediving.

A special mention to all the pool participants for their encouragement and support during training in the lead up to this event. A notable mention to multiple Australian National Record holder Walter Stern who chose Melbourne as his affiliation for the competition and for finishing in first place.