Personal Statistics:

Birthdate: May 10th, 1974
Height: 170 cm / 5′ 8″
Weight: 58kg / 130 lbs
Resides: Campbell River, Canada
Employment: Performance Freediving International Instructor
CAFA President

Mandy is a highly motivated and determined female athlete with a great sense of humor. She has developed an excellent understanding of the diving industry during her 13 years working professionally within it as a PADI Course Director and is well respected.

Since learning to freedive in 2000, Mandy has attained 12 Canadian National records, finished first place with her Canadian women’s team in the last two AIDA World Championships and has gone on to hold 7 World Records.

Physiological Measurements/Advantages

The following physiological statistics were established December 13th, 2000 during testing at Simon Fraser University with Dr. Erik Seedhouse and Dr. Andrew Blaber for an on-going freediving research study entitled Psychophysiological Testing of Novice and Elite Freedivers. It’s important to bear in mind that many of the measurements will increase dramatically during a training cycle.

Vital Capacity of 5.86L, 47% above average of 3.97L
Functional VC of 6.60L, 66% above average of 3.96L
VO2 Max of 49 ml/kg/min
Equalization by swallowing head down
Body physiology good for high endurance training
Static apnea 6:25
Dynamic Apnea 131 meters
Dynamic Apnea w/o fins 100m
Constant Ballast 78 meters
Constant Ballast No-Fins 50m
Free Immersion 74m
No-limits 136 meters
Diving History

Performance Freediving Instructor since 2001
Has heldĀ 7 World Records and 13 Canadian National Records
Member of Team Canada since 2000 and helped the women’s team to two first place finishes and four third place finishes
Was a competitive syncronized swimmer

Began scuba diving in 1985, became an instructor in 1994 and a PADI Course Director in 2000
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