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Australian Freediving Association Announces 2013 Annual Awards

The Australian Freediving Association recently announced the 2013 annual awards.

The association said in a statement:

“It’s been an absolute privilege for the AFA to watch our community grow with such exceptionally talented, driven, and generous athletes.”

The award categories were as follows:

Best National male: Tanc Sade
Best National female: Amber Bourke
Best NSW male: Ant Judge
Best NSW female: Christina Saenz de Santamaria
Best QLD male: Leigh Wooley
Best QLD female: Nicole Keating
Best Coach: Ant Judge
Best Volunteer: Patrick Falls
Best Newcomer: Cat Charnley
Best Sportsmanship: Ron Quinn.

Best National Male awardee Tanc Sade said:

“I’m extremely honoured to receive the AFA- Best National Freediver award. It’s exciting to see the phenomenal talent coming out of Australia at the moment and to be considered among them is humbling to say the least. The sports participation has trebled in the last 18 months with several national records falling in rapid succession. I’ve no doubt my own records will fall this year to a new crop of athletes and look forward to seeing who wins Best National Freediver in 2014.”


John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.