Joined Mar 6 2010
I am a true water baby. It all started when I was 7 and my parents moved to a new house with a pool. My brother and I had to learn to swim, then we became competitive swimmers until I was 14.
I learned to scuba dive in 2003 in Koh Tao, Thailand. I have dived extensively around Wellington. Nowadays I only scuba dive every few months.
In 2005 I started competitive freediving and now that is my main focus. I can hold my breath for over 7 minutes. I compete at an international level and won two bronzes and a silver medal at the 2009 Indoor World Championships in Denmark. I have held multiple NZ records in all 6 competition disciplines and a world record in dynamic without fins swimming 151m in the pool on a single breath. In 2008 I was voted World's best female freediver in the ICARE awards.
I now offer coaching and courses in freediving on request, to fit in with my career as an architect.
I was one of the founding members and the co-ordinator of the Lazy Seal Freediving Club in Wellington until 2009. I hope to set up a similar club for keen freedivers and spearos in Wanaka.