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.
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
- Performance Freediving Instructor since 2001
- Has held 6 World Records and 12 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