About Vancouver Apneist Club

Freediving, or breath hold diving, is a sport that is becoming increasingly popular all over the world.

The Vancouver Apneist Club is largely made up of a group of freedivers that reside in and around Vancouver. The purpose of the club is to host competitions, encourage people to train safely together, offer support and mentorship within our ranks and, of course, to enjoy the exhilarating sport of freediving!

Through our e-groups we are able to organize pool and ocean training sessions and plan recreational outings to local dive sites. We now have some international members as well that are part of our on-line community.

We always welcome new members to become part of our club.

More pool time booked!

Due to the popularity of our practice sessions, we've booked four more practices at UBC Aquatic Centre, filling out the gap weeks in March through to the middle of April. That means we're practising every Thursday evening from 8:30 to 10:00pm until Aprl 14th.

Non-members are welcome to join us to try the sport out but let us know so that we can make sure that we have enough experienced people to help you out.

Pool Freedive Practices at UBC Pool

We're back in the pool this year with an initial run of five pool sessions at the UBC Aquatic Centre. We've rented two lanes on Tuesday or Thursday evenings every two weeks. Here's the full schedule:

Tuesday Feb 9 9-10pm 2 lanes mid-section
Tuesday Feb 23 9-10pm 2 lanes mid-section
Thursday Mar 3 8:30-10 2 lanes mid-section
Thursday Mar 17 8:30-10 2 lanes in the deep end
Thursday Mar 31 8:30-10 2 lanes in the deep end

Non-members are welcome to join us to try the sport out but let us know so that we can make sure that we have enough experienced people to help you out.

Pool Practice Session at UBC

2016/02/09 8:30 pm

We have our first pool practice session of 2016 on Tuesday, February 9, 9-10pm at the UBC Aquatic Centre. We have two 25m lanes booked in the middle section. If you're going then please let us know if you haven't already and show up on deck by 8:30pm for safety briefing and other preps. Just let them know at the cashier that you're with the freediving club.

We collect a $15 drop-in fee to cover pool and insurance costs.

Pool practice session at UBC

2015/03/17 7:30 pm

We have our next pool practice session on Tuesday, March 17, 8-9pm at the UBC Aquatic Centre. We have two 25m lanes booked in the middle section. If you're going then please let us know if you haven't already and show up on deck at 7:30pm for safety briefing and other preps. Just let them know at the cashier that you're with the freediving club.

We collect a $15 drop-in fee to cover pool and insurance costs.

Pool practice session at UBC

2015/03/05 7:30 pm

We have our next pool practice session on Thursday, March 5, 8-9pm at the UBC Aquatic Centre. We have two 25m lanes booked in the middle section. If you're going then please let us know if you haven't already and show up on deck at 7:30pm for safety briefing and other preps. Just let them know at the cashier that you're with the freediving club.

We collect a $15 drop-in fee to cover pool and insurance costs.

Pool practice session at UBC

2015/02/17 7:30 pm

We have our next pool practice session on Tuesday, February 17, 8-9pm at the UBC Aquatic Centre. We have two 25m lanes booked in the middle section. If you're going then please let us know if you haven't already and show up on deck at 7:30pm for safety briefing and other preps. Just let them know at the cashier that you're with the freediving club.

We collect a $15 drop-in fee to cover pool and insurance costs.

Divers' Weekend

2015/01/17 10:00 am
2015/01/18 5:00 pm

The Vancouver aquarium is hosting another Divers' Weekend, from
Sat. Jan. 17-Sun. Jan. 18, 2015.
The hours are from 10:00am until 5:00pm both days.
We have a booth and I would like some volunteers to help run it.

2014 pumpkin carve

2014/10/25 10:30 am
2014/10/25 1:00 pm

This years underwater pumpkin carve will take place in Buntzen Lake. We meet at 10:30am on Sat. Oct. 25, 2014, in the middle parking lot.
Rules:
1. Bring your own pumpkin
2. Bring ypur own carving tools
3. Clean out your pumpkin before we start the dive.
4. Do not draw lines or make cut marks on your pumpinn.
5. All pumpkin carving cuts must be done while you are holding your breath with you and the pumpkin under water.

Summer Freediving Competition

2014/07/04 5:00 pm
2014/07/06 4:00 pm

We are running a summer freediving competition from Friday evening July 4, 2014 until Sunday afternoon July 6, 2014.
There is still time for you to compete or volunteer.
The three events are:

Friday: Static Apnea: 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Vancouver aquatic centre

Saturday: Constant Weight: 10:00am - 3:00pm. Horseshoe bay

Sunday: Dynamic Apnea: 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Vancouver aquatic centre

The swimming pool is at:
1050 Beach Ave,
Vancouver, BC
V6E 1T7

604-665-3424

On Sat. we start loading at 9:30am on the boat owned by the Sea Dragon people.

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