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Freediving and Parenthood

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New Member
Mar 17, 2003
I am a 35 year old guy with 4 years experience. I am blessed with a lovely wife and a daughter, 18 months old. We are expecting # 2 in December. In Cyprus I noticed that there were quite a few freediving parents there - with their kids. This was kind of promising. I am wondering what the secret to combining family life and freediving could be?

My personal opinion:
- You dive safely
- You get back at the agreed time
- If you love somebody, set them free for a few hours; hopefully, they will too!

Tips on training for parents:
"Baby carriage apnea walking". You offer to take the kid for a walk, and take a few turns of apne walking while you are at it. Conservatively, of course. I like to improve; but I love my daughter!
Frank O'Donnell

Frank O'Donnell

Apneic shutterbug
Apr 23, 2003
Well, the first thing you have to do is get em in the water!


Having said that, parenthood makes a huge change in your free time (unless you have a domestic staff to manage your offspring for you). My wife and I try to work out our schedule carefully so that she has time for the things important to her (painting) and I have time to dive. I look wistfully at some of my friends who go off on multi-day dive trips ... ah well!
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