#153 | Kateryna Sadurska | Depth And Strength
The Freedive Cafe Podcast
by Donny Mac - Freediver
3w ago
Kateryna Sadurska is a world record holding freediving athlete from Ukraine. Kate joined me at The Little Blue in Dahab to discuss her amazing 2023, how she trained for those huge dives and how her philosophy of freediving is evolving. She first appeared on Episode #139 of the podcast. In this episode we discuss: This was the first Freedive Cafe interview filmed at The Little Blue | Freediver's Oasis in Dahab. Kate first appeared on Episode #139 of The Freedive Cafe. A breakdown of Kate's last year including some incredible World Records in CNF. Congratulations on Kate's first 100m dive! No ..read more
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#153 | Kateryna Sadurska | Strength And Depth
The Freedive Cafe Podcast
by Donny Mac - Freediver
1M ago
Kateryna Sadurska is a world record holding freediving athlete from Ukraine. Kate joined me at The Little Blue in Dahab to discuss her amazing 2023, how she trained for those huge dives and how her philosophy of freediving is evolving. She first appeared on Episode #139 of the podcast. In this episode we discuss: This was the first Freedive Cafe interview filmed at The Little Blue | Freediver's Oasis in Dahab. Kate first appeared on Episode #139 of The Freedive Cafe. A breakdown of Kate's last year including some incredible World Records in CNF. Congratulations on Kate's first 100m dive! No ..read more
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#152 | Frank Pernett | Freediving Science & Physiology
The Freedive Cafe Podcast
by Donny Mac - Freediver
2M ago
Frank Pernett is originally from Colombia. He has been freediving his whole life and been involved in the deep freediving and freediving competition scenes for many years. He is currently based in Sweden where is is working towards his PhD under the watchful eye of freediving scientist Erika Schagatay Frank is a wealth of knowledge about freediving science and physiology and today we discuss some of the traditional topics of freediving science that interest us most as well as some new approaches to understanding the dive response and we talk in detail about what can cause lung squeeze and what ..read more
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#151 | Davide Carrera | Become Free
The Freedive Cafe Podcast
by Donny Mac - Freediver
4M ago
Davide Carrera was born in Turin in Italy and began freediving as a child during his summers spent in Leguria. He has was part of the World Championship winning teams of 1996 and 2001 and established a FIM world record shortly after when he dove to 91m.  He moved away from the competitive sphere in the end and went on to study yoga extensively, and he integrates that into his freediving, and it was his tale of solitary wandering across the mediterranean in his 28 foot trimaran that inspired my first interest in Davide. We first spoke 5 years ago on episode 22 of the freedive cafe podcast ..read more
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#150 | Alexey Molchanov | Unlimited
The Freedive Cafe Podcast
by Donny Mac - Freediver
5M ago
Alexey Molchanov is a multi-world record holding and world record breaking freediving athlete and arguably the greatest and most consistent freediving athlete of all time. In this episode we discuss: This is the 150th episode of The Freedive Cafe! Alexey was in Cyprus at the time of recording, preparing for the AIDA World Championships. Alexey's thoughts on the doping accusations against Vitomir Maricic and Petar Klovar and doping in freediving. Is it time for new freediving organisations? Talking about Alexey's competition and how his training has evolved since we last spoke. Questions from ..read more
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#149 | Bevin Reynolds | Southern Star
The Freedive Cafe Podcast
by Donny Mac - Freediver
6M ago
Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Bevin Reynolds is a competitive pool freediver with multiple national and African continental records.  Despite only coming into the sport 18 months before her first AIDA Indoor World Championships this year, she took home 3 medals and the title of Vice-World Champion. In this episode we discuss: Bevin is from the suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa She had an early affinity and feel for the water. Started in swimming school at a very young age. Getting into some bad habits at school. Bevin did an honours degree in biotechnology, biochemistry and microbio ..read more
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#149 | Bevin Reynolds
The Freedive Cafe Podcast
by Donny Mac - Freediver
6M ago
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#148 | Shadi Türk | From War to Water
The Freedive Cafe Podcast
by Donny Mac - Freediver
8M ago
Shadi Türk is a Syrian former fixer and journalist who worked through 10 years of the terrible war in his home country. After reaching his breaking point in this capacity he embarked on a journey of discovery which led him to Kaş, Türkiye, and the new adventure of deep freediving. In this episode we discuss: Shadi was born and raised in Syria and moved to Türkiye when he was 18, where he studied architecture. How Shadi became a fixer and a journalist. The psychological impact of seeing so much death and destruction. Shadi was working in Syria for 10 years in his fixing/journalistic capacity ..read more
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#147 | Khaled ELGammal | Deep In Egypt
The Freedive Cafe Podcast
by Donny Mac - Freediver
9M ago
Khaled ELGammal is Egypt's deepest diver and the first to reach the 100m mark. Today we hear about how Khaled left a corporate life working in oil and gas to dedicate himself to training for and teaching freediving. In this episode we discuss: Khaled was fresh back from Kuwait where he was acting as safety diver for the CMAS Indoor World Championships. Shout out to co-host Jordy Duncan who is competing for Australia at the AIDA World Championships in Jeju, South Korea. Khaled is originally from Cairo. He left s corporate job in oil and gas to focus on freediving full time. He was a competiti ..read more
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#145 | Miguel Lozano | Deep Camp
The Freedive Cafe Podcast
by Donny Mac - Freediver
11M ago
Miguel Lozano is one of the deepest freedivers in the world. He first appeared on episode #67 of The Freedive Cafe podcast! This interview is also available in video format on the Freedive and Thrive  Youtube channel: https://youtu.be/XW-Y_zBHixw In this episode we discuss: Miguel and I last spoke in January 2020, recorded an interview and forgot to release it! About Miguel's Deep Camp in Dahab. The structure of the Deep Camp. What Miguel's been up to these past 3 years. Miguel's thoughts on the current condition of the freediving competition scene. Advice on equalisation (lack of rhyt ..read more
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