On to the next one!

After my under water walk World Record(still waiting for Guinness to make it official), I have had a bit of break but am now getting back into training for the next goal – another World Record attempt to break the outright record for the “longest under ice swim...

NEW WORLD RECORD! 

Sunday 28 November 2021, I was so nervous, I fought negative thoughts all of Friday and Saturday as my final practice attempt on Thursday didn’t go well at all! Even on Sunday morning I was still concerned and even started thinking about the backup dates I had set for...

Two more sleeps… if my nerves will let me!

Two more sleeps… if my nerves will let me! I’m two days away from the record attempt and my nerves are shot! I had a great max attempt on Tuesday reaching 111m and then yesterday could barely make 50m. My coach suggested I reset and try again this morning – everything...

Internet issues are better than loadshedding

My internet has not been working which has totally driven me mad but hey, at least I’m not experiencing loadshedding like South Africa! I haven’t written in a few days so there is a bit to catch up on…Firstly, a date for the record has been set – Tuesday 30...

Some bad days – in and out the pool

I have been battling… After a rest day from training, I just seem to have lost all my ability – I kept coming up to breath, barely making one of the three laps I was aiming for. Going for these distances/records has so much to do with your headspace and being...

Life and its curve balls

Last night I had a zemblanity moment – I was chatting to a fellow freediver who told me a guy had broken the mens “under water walk” record at the end of September… The record has been pushed up to 110m! Today I felt low – the extra length my only seem like 10m...