The Heroic Minds Podcast

#76 - William Winram | The Power of Breathing

November 03, 2019 Ben Fanelli
The Heroic Minds Podcast
#76 - William Winram | The Power of Breathing
Show Notes

William is a World Record Freediver. William set a historic first on June 1st, 2007 by becoming the first man to dive the 60-meter deep and 30-meter long passageway known as the Arch in the Blue Hole of Dahab, Egypt, without fins and on a single breath of air.

In 2013 William broke the Classic Constant Weight World Record, descending to a record-setting depth of 94 meters.

That same year he challenged himself to even greater depths: During a dive of 3 minutes and 8 seconds a sled pulled him to a depth of 145 meters (476 feet) from which he swam back to the surface on a single breath of air. Thus setting a new world record as well as claiming his 28th national Freediving record.

In this episode William shares funny stories, scary stories and interesting stories to tell us what he has learned from Free Diving, the ocean and the bodily expectations for the sport of Free Diving.

- How William got into Free Diving

- What Free Diving is

- What it takes

- How and why we should improve our breathing

- Coming face to face with a shark

- The hidden secret about sharks

- Mindfulness and how to make proper decisions

- How to stop spacing out

- Using as little energy as possible from Tai Chi

- The Watermen Project and how to help the sharks

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