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asthma and freediving?

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Oct 16, 2009
The physiologist noted ( and I cannot verify this ) that a recent US olympic swimming team consisted almost entirely of asthmatics. The freediver who had childhood asthma (until mid adolescence) currently does depths and times that are quite surprising in view of her training habits (none) and experience ( infrequent). The champion noted that he had grown up in a thick cloud of smoke, and has lung capacity and other parameters that are just about off the charts.
Lil Dragonfly

Lil Dragonfly

Well-Known Member
Jun 14, 2009
How do I know if I have asthma or not?

When I turn the AC up too far my throat closes narrower. However I don't have any of the typical asthma symptoms I read about when I googled it: wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, etc.
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