Through a lifetime of contact sports and military training I developed a "no pain no gain" mindset, which was helpful on the rugby pitch or at Navy Dive School, but created major issues with my freediving. Enduring frustrating blocks, plateaus, and even injuries, I sought out the best in the sport for answers. Working with Alexey Molchanov, Adam Stern, Harry Chamas, Martin Stepanek, Matt Devault, Julien Borde, Oli Christen, and many others, I gained heaps of knowledge that I was able to apply to my own training, and the hundreds of students I have taught since 2018.
Our culture puts the highest value on progress and performance...but the only way to really improve in freediving is to remove the focus from those areas. By prioritizing relaxation, new depths will naturally be reached. This relaxation is the result of repetition, patience, and awareness.
I truly believe freediving is the fountain of youth. It has transformed my life in so many ways and I love nothing more than the opportunity to share that with others.