The Waipukurau Rotary in conjuction with Findex are proud to bring you 18x World Champion Free Diver - William Trubridge!
Join us at the Civic Theatre on Wednesday 24 April at 6.30pm.
All funds raised go towards the Waipawa & Districts Centennial Memorial Pool and Rotary Projects.
There will be a Silent and Live Auction on the night with amazing items up for grabs!
Complimentary drink and finger food on arrival, cash bar available.
Property Brokers Waipukurau, Winloves 100% Waipawa and Stephenson Transport Hastings
A bit about William:
William learnt to swim at the age of 18 months, and was freediving to 15m by the age of 8, but didn't begin serious training for the sport until 2003. Initially he trained in Italy with Umberto Pelizzari and other members of the Italian Apnea Academy, helping to found Apnea Academy International with English translations of the texts.
In 2005 William was the first freediver to dive at Dean's Blue Hole, now recognised as the world's premier freediving venue, and site of the annual Vertical Blue event. There he broke his first world record in the discipline of CNF (Constant Weight No Fins) in April 2007, diving to 81m. Since then he has broken this record multiple times.
In 2010 he became the first human to descend to 100m (330 feet) during Project Hector, an event aimed at bringing awareness to the plight of New Zealand's critically endangered Hector's and Maui's Dolphins species.
In July 2016 he furthered this record to 102m (334 feet) as part of the Steinlager "Born to Defy" project, which was broadcast live to New Zealand television.
William also holds the world record in Free Immersion, with 124m (406 feet), set at Vertical Blue in May 2016.
Thanks to our wonderful major sponsors:
FINDEX, Mills Honda, Stephenson Transport, Hatuma Lime Company and HelloWorld Travel.
Phone: 06 8587280
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