Birthdate: November 16, 1982
Resides: Wilmington, NC USA
Employment: Land Management Group, Inc. – Environmental Scientist
If you find yourself in earshot of Ashley you will quickly learn that she has two passions; the 35′ Pearson she lives and travels the world on with her husband Ren Chapman, and freediving. Freediving took Ashley by storm in 2008 when she decided to participate in the PFI Intermediate course in the Cayman Islands. The only goal in mind, to reach 100′ she exceeded her expectations by maxing out the course at 132′. Intoxicated by the rush of success she has gone on to complete the PFI Instructor program. She is now an independant PFI Instructor and president of Evolve Freediving, teaching freediving courses in Wilmington, NC.
Other freediving accomplishments include selection for the 2008 US Women’s Team in the World Freediving Competition, where the US women clenched the silver medal. She succeeded at the Deja Blue 2010 Competition, where again, she came home with a silver medal. At Deja Blue II in 2011 she came home with three national records in the discipline of CNF. The deepest record being set at 58 meters. Among her best dives include the one made to 50′ with Ren Chapman at Deja Blue 2010 where he asked her to marry him! She hopes to improve at Constant Weight No Fins at Deja Blue III this year and live happily ever after on her boat.