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Brett LeMaster

Brett's Freediving Achievements

Former World Record in Constant Ballast
81 meters
Personal Best Static apnea
6:50
Personal Best Dynamic Apnea
104 meters

Personal Statistics:

Brett LeMaster
Birthdate: November 14th, 1964
Height: 178 cm / 5' 11"
Weight: 70kg / 155 lbs
Resides: Kona, Hawaii
Employment: Performance Freediving Systems
Training for records

Brett lived most of his life in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was a Sergeant in the 82nd Airborne with the United States Army. Brett has spent time as a diving instructor and dive master in Florida and the Cayman Islands.

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 can increase dramatically during a training cycle.

  • Vital Capacity of 8.03L, 50% above average of 5.32L
  • Functional VC of 7.96L, 56% above average of 5.09L
  • VO2 Max of 67 ml/kg/min
  • Body physiology good for high endurance training

Diving History

Brett started freediving in 1995 and since that time has accomplished some amazing achievements under the guidance of his friend and trainer Kirk Krack. These accomplishments have been recognized world over and he is a well-respected member of the international freediving community.

  • American Men's Constant Ballast Record, December 6th, 1998, 70 meters / 230 feet
  • Red Sea Dive Off competition, Egypt, July 1999, 2nd place finish individuals
  • World Constant Ballast Record, November 22nd, 1999, 81 meters / 267 feet
  • Team USA Captain, AIDA World Cup Nice, France, October 1st through 7th, 2000

Known Media Exposure

  1. Various national and regional newspapers
  2. Cayman Compass - November 21st , 1999
  3. Cayman Compass - November 22nd, 1999
  4. Freediver.net, "Freediving Record" - December 1999
  5. Discovery Channel, "Aquanauts/Animal Planet" - January 2000
  6. Sport Diver Magazine, "Absolute Apnea" - February, 2000
  7. Freediver Magazine, "Brett LeMaster" - March, 2000
  8. Discovery Channel "Life and Dare, the Science of Daredevils" - March 2000
  9. Freediver Magazine - June 2000
  10. Hawaii Skindiver , "Inside the mind of a world champion" - September 2000
  11. Good Morning America, "Extreme Adventures" - October 2000
  12. Freediver Magazine video, "The Forgotten Origin" - DEMA 2001
  13. Freediver Magazine, "AIDA World Cup" - January 2001

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