Sade is a newcomer to the sport, having only started competitive freediving a year ago in pursuit of, all things, a girl. He’s also an Australian champion.
“She had an app on her phone and said a warm-up would be a 2-minute, 45-second breath hold,” he says, pausing.
“That is a pretty substantial breath hold.
“Now, I was ready to pass out before I let this girl beat me. Unbeknown to me this girl was a US national record holder on the US freediving team.
“I didn’t know anything; I just thought she was cute.”
Sade reached the 2min 45sec target and the rest is history.