Nick Mevoli, freediver, poses for the photographer at the A.I.D.A. Freediving World Championships, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France, 11 September 2012. Nick is the current USA male champion, holding the national record dive of 91m depth (constant weight).<br />
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Nick started competitive freediving this year [2012], and part of his decision to take freediving seriously was linked to a decision to, after a 9 year habit, quit smoking. But his love of freediving has its roots in childhood. <br />
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"My parents went through a divorce when I was 5 and the swimming pool in the backyard was my escape. When they argued, I used to jump into the bottom of the pool where it was quiet and calm, nobody was yelling and screaming. It was how I escaped from the world."<br />
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"Freediving is simple. You think about one thing and that's breathing. And everything else disappears. The weight of water on top of me.. quietens my soul"<br />
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"Freediving is in every fibre of my body"
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Nick Mevoli, freediver, poses for the photographer at the A.I.D.A. Freediving World Championships, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France, 11 September 2012. Nick is the current USA male champion, holding the national record dive of 91m depth (constant weight).

Nick started competitive freediving this year [2012], and part of his decision to take freediving seriously was linked to a decision to, after a 9 year habit, quit smoking. But his love of freediving has its roots in childhood....
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  • Filename duo_nick.jpg
  • Date 14 Jan 2013
  • Location France
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