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.

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.

Mayne Island Eelgrass Survey

2014/06/07
2014/06/08

This year's eelgrass survey will be in Miner's Bay, the wide part of Active Pass where the ferries pass between Mayne and Galiano islands. It will be our third chance to survey this area so we may get to see if this important habitat is growing or shrinking.

Whether you're a new or veteran freediver, this is a great opportunity to contribute to environmental science, build up your karma and burn a whole lot of calories. The folks on Mayne Island are always great to us.

Mary and Peter about to get in the water

freedive training 7:30pm Wed. Mar. 12, 2014 at UBC indoor pool

2014/03/12 8:00 pm
2014/03/12 9:00 pm

We have 2 lanes booked for Wed. Mar. 12, 2014. from 8:00pm to 9:00pm at the U.B.C.
indoor pool.

freedive training 7:30pm Wed. Feb. 12, 2014 at UBC indoor pool

2014/02/12 7:30 pm
2014/02/12 9:00 pm

Our next freediving training session for 2014 is next Wednesday night.
We start at 7:30pm (in water at 8:00pm) and we go until 9:00pm.
It is in the UBC indoor pool, on
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
It usually costs money to enter the pool,
but just say you are here with the freediving club (Vanapneist or CAFA)
and they should let you in for free.
Please arrive a few minutes early.
If you have fins, mask or goggles or wetsuit then please bring them,
but don't buy them yet if you don't have them.
P.S. We each chip in $5.00 to cover the 2 lanes that we rented.

Mayne Island Eelgrass Survey

2013/07/20
2013/07/21

The Vancouver Apneist Club will be surveying the eelgrass beds at Gallagher Bay on the July 20/21 weekend. This will be our third survey of this area so we should be starting to see some trends (if there are any) this time around. The folks on Mayne Island always treat us well and its a great way for beginner and advanced freedivers alike to contribute their skills to science. We're looking for four to six freedivers to help with this survey.

Diana- Gallaghers Bay

Pool Training at UBC Aquatic Center

2013/05/01 7:45 pm

Where: UBC Aquatic Centre indoor pool

When:

Wednesday May 1, 8:00-9:00pm
Wednesday May 15, 8:00-9:00pm

How Much: $5 on the pool deck. Just tell the front desk staff that you are with the freediving group.

Our pool time is from 8:00pm to 9:00pm. Please get to the pool by 7:45pm to allow enough time to change and discuss training plans before getting in the water.

Pool Training at UBC Aquatic Center

2013/04/03 7:45 pm

Where: UBC Aquatic Centre indoor pool

When:

Wednesday April 3, 8:00-9:00pm
Wednesday April 17, 8:00-9:00pm

How Much: $5 on the pool deck. Just tell the front desk staff that you are with the freediving group.

Our pool time is from 8:00pm to 9:00pm. Please get to the pool by 7:45pm to allow enough time to change and discuss training plans before getting in the water.

Easter egg hunt at Sasamat Lake on Mar. 31, 2013, Easter Sunday, at 11:30am

2013/03/31 11:30 am

It is time for our Easter egg hunt.
This year we will meet at 11:30am, Mar. 31, 2013 (Easter Sunday) at the closed refreshment booth
at White Pine beach, Sasamat Lake, in Belcarra regional park.
Sasamat Lake is known as the warmest lake in the lower mainland,
but it should be clear and cold this time of year.
There will be prizes for the most eggs found.
You not allowed to put the eggs in any container while in the water.
You must carry them in your hands to shore, then go back in the water for more eggs.

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