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.

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.

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.

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