Elite Freediving Coaching (Online)

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The highest level of one-on-one instruction or coaching, tailored to any level.

Coaching by video call (Zoom/Skype/Whatsapp/Messenger), with video analysis, training program construction, problem-solving and more.

Discounts for multiple course bookings.

About William Trubridge

William learnt to swim at the age of 18 months, and was freediving to 15m by the age of 8, but didn't begin serious training for the sport until 2003. Initially he trained in Italy with Umberto Pelizzari and other members of the Italian Apnea Academy, helping to found Apnea Academy International with English translations of the texts.

In 2005 William was the first freediver to dive at Dean's Blue Hole, now recognised as the world's premier freediving venue, and site of the annual Vertical Blue event. There he broke his first world record in the discipline of CNF (Constant Weight No Fins) in April 2007, diving to 81m. Since then he has broken this record multiple times. In 2010 he became the first human to descend to 100m (330 feet) during Project Hector, an event aimed at bringing awareness to the plight of New Zealand's critically endangered Hector's and Maui's Dolphins species.

In July 2016 he furthered this record to 102m (334 feet) as part of the Steinlager "Born to Defy" project, which was broadcast live to New Zealand television.

William also holds the world record in Free Immersion, with 124m (406 feet), set at Vertical Blue in May 2016.

"The appeal of freediving is how different it is to any other sport," (...) "The fact we’re completely immersed in liquid; a single breath, the weightlessness, the absence of sounds, the dullness of the colours... everything is subtracted. It’s a completely different experience to life in the air element. When I'm diving it feels like I'm being accepted into the ocean."

"I have a relationship with the depths,
they beckon me beyond my means,
cold dark vacant pressure,
forever night, endless dreams."

Language spoken by the instructor:
Arabic
Bisaya
Chinese (Cantonese)
Chinese (Mandarin)
Czech
Dutch
English
Farsi
French
German
Greek
Hebrew
Hindi
Hungarian
Indonesian (Indonesian Malay)
Irish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Malay
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Tagalog
Thai
Ukrainian
Vietnamese
Duration of the course in days: 1.0
Total number of hours of course: 1.0
Level of the freeding course offered: Coaching (all levels)
Specific freediving course offered: Coaching program
Private course: Yes
100% Online: Yes
Appropriate age group(s) of the student(s):
6 - 11
12 - 15
16 - 77+
Level of the instructor: Instructor Trainer
Years of experience teaching (20 = 20 or more): 16.0
Particularly experienced at solving equalisation issues: Yes
The instructor has experience as a competition freediver: Yes
The instructor has experience as a coach in competition: Yes
Elite Freediver: the instructor is within 75% of the current world record at any discipline: Yes
Instructor's personal best in Constant Weight Without Fins : 102
Safety standards guarantee: Established freediving center
Direct link to the personal profile of the instructor on his/her federation website (if applicable): www.williamtrubridge.com
Direct link to the established freediving center (if applicable): www.verticalblue.net
Listing created Jun 15, 2020

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