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Welcome to My Journey to Depth, a blog in which I share my training tips, freediving adventures and competition stories.

CNO Apnée St Germain en Laye - Club Photo - Marianna Gillespie

Pool Freediving Workshop in St-Germain

Recently I’ve given a workshop within the freediving club where I train, called CNO Apnee St-Germain-en-Laye. The club has been very helpful arranging extra times for my training for which I’m very grateful! Thanks to their generosity I train 3 … Read More

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Championne Apnée FFESSM - Marianna Gillespie

Ile-de-France Champion: 157m DNF

Second weekend in a row, equipped with a sleeping bag, tea pots and dried fruits, we are spending in the pool at freediving competitions. This time – Regional competitions 2e Meeting Velizy Apnee, the results of which will qualify athletes … Read More

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Massy Apnee - Competition 2019 - Marianna Gillespie 01

1st Competition 2019 • 206m DYN

Last weekend at pool competitions under CMAS rules in France I demonstrated a result of 206.7 meters in DYN. I’m honestly enjoying a positive progression in my results. Last time I took part in pool competitions 2 years ago. This … Read More

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Freediving Sunset - Marianna Gillespie

Summing up 2018 – How was it?

Unpredictable – that’s for sure. At the beginning of the year I didn’t plan to actively participate in competitions again – I was engaged in various work projects, because as you can guess, you cannot make a porridge out of … Read More

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Results – Sabang Freediving Competition

The second edition of the competition in Indonesia has come to and end with great success! 40 athletes from 24 countries, mainly from Asia, competed for 6 days to earn the most points overall, in all 3 depth disciplines. According … Read More

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Sabang International Freediving Competition - Opening Ceremony 05

Opening of Sabang Freediving Competition

This competition is limited to 40 participants, which this year is represented by athletes from 23 countries. During 7 years of my competitive career, this is the most organized event. First of all, it is fully supported by the government … Read More

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Island of Pulau Weh - Indonesia 02

Preparations for Sabang Freediving Competition

The small tropical island Pulau Weh is located north of Sumatra in the Indian Ocean. I arrived here 5 days ago to acclimatise and adapt to new conditions: high humidity, 3 days in the planes and diving in the open … Read More

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Freediver Marianna Gillespie - Final Training in Dahab Blue Hole

When your results are growing but it’s time to leave

I have heard many times, «I’m progressing really well, but it’s time to leave, it’s so disappointing. What if I’ve had 2 more extra weeks…» Remember your best dives, the feeling you’ve had. The best thing is to leave when … Read More

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