Tom Gilmore currently holds two USA National Records in Freediving. In the event DYN (Dynamic), Tom set a record of 208 meters in Kalamata, Greece where Tom was Team Captain of the USA Freediving Team in 2016. Tom also set the US record in DNF(Dynamic No Fins) at Deja Blue in 2016.
Tom and his daughter Meghan competed together for the USA Freediving Team in 2016 where Meghan also set a USA National Record.
Tom Gilmore has been in and around the water his entire life. He grew up as a competitive swimmer leading him to become an NCAA All-American in swimming. Tom graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy earning him U.S. Coast Guard licenses as a Third Mate, Any Ocean any Tonnage and a Third Assistant Engineer on Steam and Motor Vessels of Any Horsepower. After graduation, Tom built and ran U.S. Navy shipboard nuclear power plants on Nimitz class aircraft carriers. After being a certified scuba diver for many years, he made the leap and became a Divemaster and Instructor in Panama City Beach, Florida. Love of diving and free diving led Tom to become an instructor with PFI. Tom’s goal is to promote and help grow the sport of free diving in Panama City Beach, Florida and on the Gulf Coast. In addition to diving, Tom conducts courses along the Gulf Coast in Northwest Florida at Panama City Beach and Niceville, Florida and also at the springs in Ponce De Leon, Florida.