Competition Rules and Judging
Interclub competitions are meant to prepare potential competitors for the rules and regulations of regional competitions without the stress and judging that are enforced at these higher-level competitions. They are meant to be fun and provide individuals with the safety and support to practice and establish their personal limits SAFELY.
CAFA Regional Competitions are used to determine a competitor’s standing across Canada for the purpose of establishing those freedivers qualified to attend CAFA Nationals. Rankings are updated on the CAFA website after the official posting of competition results.
CAFA National Competitions determine CAFA National Rankings. CAFA National Rankings represent the best of Canadian men and women freedivers. National rankings are used to determine the eligibility of competitors to represent Team Canada at international competitions.
1. Regional Ranked Canadian CAFA members.
2. CAFA members without Regional Ranking (priority given to those who have competed in any AIDA or CAFA competition).
3. Non-Canadian CAFA members.
In World Championship years, CAFA will send a men’s and women’s Team Canada. On off-years, CAFA will try to arrange the support and sponsorship of two Team Canada men’s and women’s teams to compete. CAFA will periodically arrange a invitational or open competition for other countries to attend in Canadian waters.
Every year, CAFA will determine the number of international competitions
that it will sanction Team Canada to
attend. With this team, CAFA
will work towards finding sponsorship and promotion. Each competitor must be prepared to fund all or a portion of
their total expenses.
Every year, CAFA will determine the number of international competitions that it will sanction Team Canada to attend. With this team, CAFA will work towards finding sponsorship and promotion. Each competitor must be prepared to fund all or a portion of their total expenses.
Three months prior to the international competition, an application deadline will be established for all interested and active CAFA members. At this deadline, each competitor’s rankings will be used to pick the Team Canada members plus one alternate. The top nationally ranked competitors who applied will be selected first.
Competition levels can be used to segment competitions into levels and to establish an incentive to progress as a competitor. These levels follow AIDA levels closely, but not exactly.
CAFA AIDA equiv Points Static
Basic Level I 0 – 45 0:00 – 1:30 0m – 30m 0m – 15m
Intermediate Level II 46 – 90 1:31 – 3:00 31m – 60m 16m – 30m
Advanced Level III 91 – 135 3:01 – 4:30 61m – 90m 31m – 45m
Expert Level IV 136 – 180 4:31 – 6:00 91m – 120m 46m – 60m
Master Level V 181 plus 6:01 plus 121m plus 61m plus
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