Meet Ant Williams: The Freediving Kiwi Who Can Hold His Breath for 8 Minutes


Ant Williams can hold his breath for eight minutes underwater. Eight minutes. Underwater.

Using just one, single breath and no tanks, he can dive 100 meters down, into the black folds of the ocean and safely return to the surface. One breath. For reference, many proficient free divers struggle to make it even 30 meters down. The pressure is too great.

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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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