Instructor

Michaela Werner

I’m on a mission to be the best freediving coach in the world.

From my early days as a competitive swimmer in Slovakia to chasing my dream of an ocean lifestyle in Australia at 19, I’ve always opted for a life filled with adventure, where the ocean has remained my constant companion.

My journey took an unexpected turn in 2009 when, struggling with scuba equalization, I discovered freediving. Since then, I’ve never looked back, leaving scuba tanks behind.

In 2016, I became one of Australia’s first freediving instructors under the guidance of World Champion Erez Beatus.

Fueled by a burning desire to see how far I can get on a single breath, I sought mentorship from the renowned “Coach of the Champions,” Martin Zajac. Amidst Covid lockdowns, I unearthed unconventional training methods, achieving personal best dives in all pool disciplined and deepened my understanding of mental training.

In November 2023 I set a new Guinness World Record by completing 101 x 25m laps of underwater breast stroke (DNF – Dynamic No Fins) under one hour.

My freediving journey continues to evolve as plan to dive deep into Egypt’s Blue Hole in May 2024.

Freediving Timeline:

2009 Discovered Freediving

2010 Organised the first Freediving pool Competition in Australia

2016 Became Freediving Instructor

2023 Became AIDA Judge

2023 Became Guinness WR Holder

Personal Bests in Pool:

200m DYN (horizontal distance with monofin)

175m DYNB (horizontal distance with bi-fins)

6:08 STA (static breath hold)

101 x 25m DNF laps / 1 hour 🙂

Upcoming Courses

Start Date Name Details Location Price Status
08/09/2024

B4s “Surf Survival” – Newcastle, NSW

West Wallsend Swim Centre, Edden St. Newcastle $275.00 8 Qty Available
West Wallsend Swim Centre, Edden St. Newcastle $275.00 8 Qty Available
05/10/2024 - 13/10/2024
08:00 - 16:00

Stage B Freediver (4 days) – Newcastle / Port Stephens

Nelson Bay $980.00 6 Qty Available
Nelson Bay $980.00 6 Qty Available
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