World Champion Freediver
Alexey is the deepest man in the history of competitive freediving, having set a total of 19 World Records in both CMAS and AIDA. He currently holds the World Record in deepest dive on one breath at 130m, set in 2018 at Dean's Blue Hole.
Australian National Champion
Adam Stern is a 5-time Australian record holding freediver. He started freediving in 2011 and since then he has done nothing but dive, train and teach the sport he loves so much.
WORLD CHAMPION FREEDIVER
Julia Kozerska, who hails from Poland, started freediving at the beginning of 2011. In December of that same year, she participated in her first freediving competition. In the past 11 years that she has dedicated her life to the sport, her official personal bests are 260m (853ft) in DYN, 210m (689ft) in DNF, 200m (656ft) in DYNB, and 8:01 in STA.
Women's World Champion
Mirela is a Croatian record holding freediver. She has started freediving in May 2017, and that same year she has competed at the European Outdoor Championship in Kas and won 2 bronze medals (CNF and Jump blue). She has also broken 3 World Records to date.
World Champion Freediver
Coming from Rijeka, Croatia, Vitomir is an experienced extreme athlete and an awarded coach in several sports. Freediving was his childhood love, and life got him back to the blue to explore his potential in both depth and pool. He is a multiple time world record holder himself, but would say he is more successful as a coach.
Nataliia Zharkova has set six freediving World Records, has held the World Champion title on four occasions, and the European Champion title twice. She was also the second woman after Natalia Molchanova to ever dive the Arch, located at the Blue Hole in Dahab, Egypt. She is a well-rounded athlete who competes in all four depth disciplines - something she takes a lot of pride in.
CWTB Vertical Blue to 117m World Record Freediver
Arnaud Jarald discovered snorkeling thanks to spearfishing at the age of 7 alongside his father, and at 16, he participated in his first freediving course in Marseille.
A rising star in freediving, Arnaud started competing in 2017, a year crowned with the title of champion of France and a bronze medal at the European Championships.
Chinese National Champion
Aolin Wang set the first 100m depth record for China during Vertical Blue 2017. Currently, he holds the National Record with a dive to 106m in Constant Weight during the AIDA World Championship in Roatan 2017. He established the first freediving school, Freefall Freediving Academy, with nearly 20 instructors working there today.
Philippines #1 Ranked Womens Freediver
Maria Wei Zosa
Maria Noella Zosa is the number one ranked Freediver in the Philippines for the women’s division. She has been diving since 2016 and has blazed her way to the top of the national leaderboards, and holds an number of National Records.
Olga Markina all her life swim under the water, but learned about freediving at the end of 2015. The nineteen-year-old student of the Faculty of Architecture immediately decided to try her hand at freediving.
Vice-Champion in DYN and dynb
Mihail began his freediving journey six years ago, but only started competing in 2018. Since then, he has competed fiercely in DYN and DYNB disciplines, winning titles at both the AIDA and CMAS Russian Freediving Championships, the CMAS European Championships, and the Russian National Indoor Championships.
Angelo Sciacca is an Italian freediving athlete and instructor who has set 19 national records in apnea endurance. He won a silver medal at the 2018 CMAS Indoor World Championship, a bronze medal at the 2019 CMAS European Championships, and two silver medals at the 2021 CMAS Indoor World Championship in Belgrade.
As a teenager, Rami competed in different martial arts disciplines and made his professional career as an MMA fighter at the years of 18. Ten years later, in 2019, he decided to change sport when he found a passion for freediving - especially in pool disciplines.
Today he is now part of the Swedish national team. His main goal for 2021 is the Nordic record in static apnea and AIDA pool world Championship in Burgas, Bulgaria.
Nico started his freediving journey in 2017. In 2020 he became the second-youngest Molchanovs Instructor and the only one in Norway. Nico runs the biggest apnea club in the country, Oslo Fridykkerklubb, where the main goal is to encourage people to free dive. He has competed in national and international competitions, the biggest of which was the AIDA World Championship 2019. Nico is a 2x Norwegian record-holding freediver.
Binna Kang is a DYN National Record Holder for Korea with a performance of 183.5m. While she has loved the ocean for over 10 years, she only started competing as an athlete in 2019. She often trains DYN, her favorite discipline, in different swimming pools around Seoul, but escapes to Jeju Island to enjoy the freedom of the ocean.
5x National Record Holder
Camila is a multiple national record holder from Mexico and is popularly known as the "Sirena Mexicana" (the Mexican mermaid). After completing her university studies, she is back in the competitive freediving arena, beginning the 2021 freediving season participating in the acclaimed Vertical Blue competition. She currently holds the CNF record of 58m (190ft).
Mai is originally from Japan and living on the little sailing boat in Sweden. She always loved being in the water. First time she felt she wanted to hold her breath longer was when she wanted to get food for dinner while sailing around the world. She needed to chase the meal with the spear gun instead of wait behind the coral. After five years sailing around the world, she landed in Sweden and began her Freediving journey training in the pool with a local Molchanovs instructor. She has competed in local competitions and will be competing at the Belgrade CMAS World Pool Championship in Belgrade.
2x National Record Holder
Anna "Nusy" Horvath
Nusy began her freediving journey three years ago, and only started competing after a year and a half of diving. She currently holds the Hungarian NR in DYNB and STA, with her personal best STA performance being 6:41 for STA. This year, she hopes to include DYN and DNF in her competitions, as well as focusing on depth.