#17 | News Dispatch | Winter Break and April 2023
57:01All the latest news from around the freediving world, and lots more! This episode covers the winter break and April 2023. We discuss: Donny has settled in Dahab and is happy as a pig in mud Jordy is going to the AIDA Pool World Championships 2023 in South Korea in June. Vertical Blue is going ahead again in 2023! New locations announced for Deep Week, including Deep Dive Dubai and Xiaoliuqiu, Taiwan Pipin Ferreras is suing Netflix over the freediving film 'No Limit' which Ferreras claims depicts him as a murderer. New CMAS event - Speed 4x50m - to debut at the CMAS Indoor World Championships in Kuwait in May. Due to illness, two current world record holders will be absent from the pool world championships 2023 - Mirela Kardasevich (Croatia) and Matt Malina (Poland). Why I Freedive finally kicks off with responses from Natalia Wilk (Poland), Ante and Ana (Croatia), Evan Walther (USA), Patricia Ong (Singapore), Bas Mensonides (Netherlands) and Tom Way (United Kingdom). Competition highlights, including several elite depth freedivers trading the ocean for pool comps. First depth comp held at Camotes Freediving in Cebu, Philippines. Comp organised by Thibault Guignes who completed a successful 110m FIM dive after a couple of years away from the competition scene Several world records set in 2023 already! - David Vencl (Czech) - Guinness World Record 52.1m deep in 1-4 degrees without a wetsuit - Alessia Zecchini (Italy) - AIDA CWTB World Record 109m - Alexey Molchanov (Russia) - AIDA Variable Weight (Monofin) World Record 156m - Goran Colak (Croatia) - CMAS DYNB World Record 275.9m (pending doping test) - Mirela Kardasevich (Croatia) - CMAS DYNB World Record 258.5m (pending doping test) - Magdalena Solich-Talanda (Poland) - CMAS DYNB World Record 257.1m (pending doping test) - Julia Kozerska (Poland) - AIDA DNF World Record 210m Upcoming major competitions - CMAS Indoor (Pool) World Championships 2023: 8-13 May, Kuwait - AIDA Pool World Championships 2023: 10-16 June, Jeju, South Korea - Vertical Blue 2023: 20-30 July, Dean's Blue Hole, Long Island, Bahamas - CMAS Outdoor (Depth) World Championships 2023: 19-27 August, Roatan, Honduras - AIDA Depth World Championships: 20-30 Spetember, Limassol, Cyprus Shout-outs to Mat Grech (Australia), Sheena McNally (Canada) and Fabio Tunno. Next episode to be released end of May/early June, including results from the CMAS Indoor World Championships Send PB shout outs and ‘Why I Freedive’ in text form to [email protected] We would love to hear from you about freediving news, competitions, new products or anything else freediving-related! Send us an email to [email protected]
#16 | News Dispatch | Christmas Special 2022 | November & December
1:23:38Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! All the latest news, gossip, ups and downs (pun intended), product launches and competition results from around the freediving universe! With Donny Mac and Jordy Duncan. This month, we discuss : Donny is back for one episode only! Then he’s off to Thailand for a couple of months before making the move back to Dahab This is the last Freediving Journal episode for 2022. The next episode will be released in early March 2023. Donny and Jordy share why they freedive. Will Trubridge completed an underwater marathon, swimming 2023 x 25m no fins laps in 24 hours to raise awareness about mental health. Will has released a program called the Mental Immune System which uses freediving techniques to deal with stress and anxiety in everyday life. Russian and Belarussian athletes can now compete in AIDA competitions under “international” for their nationality. What about the Taiwanese, and other persons who wish to compete under international? Alenka Artnik was honoured for her freediving achievements. Two major blockbuster films released, Wakanda Forever and Avatar 2. Cast members undertook months of freedive training to enable them to hold their breath for minutes at a time while acting scenes underwater. Bizo Silvo to deliver a presentation on pulmonary barotrauma aka lung squeeze at the 321 Freedive Conference. The latest freediving documentary, The Deepest Breath will have its world premiere at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival Octopus Freediving uses crowd-funding to develop a new aluminium nose clip with natural leather pads. Jordy spoke to Alex Llinas, Nenad Pavkovich and Kathryn Nevatt for the Where Are They segment? Jordy shares how different countries select their national teams for the world championships and which countries provide financial assistance to their athletes. Competition results for November and December, including a pool world record for the women. Donny and Jordy’s PB shout-outs go to Ted Manasa and Mai Norimura. Merry Christmas and see all our lovely listeners in 2023!
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#15 | Freediver Stories | Ranalina Alim
19:15Freediver Stories are little sit-downs with freedivers of the world I meet on my travels. We find out about how they discovered freediving and what it means to them. Ranalinaa is an Egyptian/Norwegian freediver based in Dahab, Egypt. For freediving courses, podcasts, coaching and other such things, have a look at the motherpage & Instagram: https://freediveandthrive.com https://www.instagram.com/freediveand...
#14 | News Dispatch | October 2022
1:10:39All the latest news, gossip, ups and downs (pun intended), product launches and competition results from around the freediving universe! With Donny Mac and Jordy Duncan. (This month with Jordy Duncan and Ant Judge!) This month, we discuss : Donny is MIA this month but special guest, Ant Judge joins Jordy to co-host the episode Guinness World Record set in the Maldives with more than 400 people performing static apnea simultaneously Will Trubridge published an article where he says “the ‘freediving world champs’ has lost its charm” Jordy and Ant weigh in on the question: Are there too many freediving world championships? Dates for pool world championships 2023 have been announced Get ecSTAtic t-shirt run and how you can order yours Catching up with Enchante Gallardo (USA) Catching up with Budimir Buda Sobat (Croatia) Catching up with Pete Botman (Netherlands) Update on Donny Mac - what he’s been up to this month and some deeper, darker thoughts about doping in freediving Jordy and Ant discuss doping in freediving Competition results in October Shout outs to Annabel Edwards, Mat Grech and Rye Newis What’s coming up in November? Will Trubridge attempts a 24 hour underwater no fins marathon to raise awareness for mental health Send us a video recording of ‘why you Freedive’ to [email protected] Podcasts, Freediving Courses and Training and More.... https://freediveandthrive.com
#13 | News Dispatch | September 2022
53:24All the latest news, gossip, ups and downs (pun intended), product launches and competition results from around the freediving universe! With Donny Mac and Jordy Duncan. This month, we discuss the No limits Netflix movie, the new Apple watch freedive capabilities and all the competition results. https://freediveandthrive.com
#12 | News Dispatch | August 2022
1:40:53All the latest news, gossip, ups and downs (pun intended), product launches and competition results from around the freediving universe! With Donny Mac and Jordy Duncan. This month, our most rambling and gossipy episode yet as we cover Vertical Blue 2022 and the 2022 AIDA World Championships! https://freediveandthrive.com
#11 | Michael Board | Training Talk | Freedive Café Special Archives
49:32Today's episode is a blast from the past! Savour those sweet, sweet pre-pandemic vibrations. 3 years ago I interviewed the man himself, Michael Board at his school in Indonesia, Freedive Gili. This was a 'Training Talk' episode released exclusively for the ears of Patreon supporters, now available for everyone's ears! Mike also appeared on Episode #45 of The Freedive Cafe Podcast Enjoy and share and visit Freedive & Thrive for everything I do.
#10 | Freediver Stories | Vera Giampietro
19:01Freediver Stories are little sit-downs with freedivers of the world I meet on my travels. We find out about how they discovered freediving and what it means to them. Vera Giampietro is a Swiss/Italian competitive freediver, freediving instructor and yoga teacher. She has achieved multiple Swiss national records. Also enjoy this in video format on the Freedive and Thrive YouTube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRbchz1m_uePtoz7YP2lBNw
#9 | News Dispatch | July 2022
1:12:11All the latest news, gossip, ups and downs (pun intended), product launches and competition results from around the freediving universe! With Donny Mac and Jordy Duncan. This month, we also have a little session called Where Are They Now? Catching up with some of the world's best freedivers. https://freediveandthrive.com
#8 | Deep Dive | Pre-dive Relaxation & Breathing
1:18:23We all know the importance of maximising physical relaxation in the body, calm in the nervous system and peace in the mind of the diver, as we prepare for that deep dive. Today we'll look at some key principles and practices that can help us during our pre-dive relaxation and breathing phase. Joining us today: Alessia Zecchini, Stefan Randig, Alexey Molchanov, William Trubridge, Walid Boudhiaf, Rami Bladlav, Thibault Guignes, Mirela Kardasevic, Miguel Lozano and Tom Peled.