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Umberto Pelizzari is an Italian freediver, widely considered amongst the best of all times. Of his era, he is the only person to have established world records in all the then existing disciplines of freediving. He is currently a journalist and reporter in television programs about science spreading and sea environment and professor at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. He has also formed the freediving training agency Apnea Academy which sees much respect in freediving circuits.
Umberto debuted as a child in agonistic swimming, moving to freediving at age 19. He attained a degree in Information Science at the University of Milan. He was one of a handful of instigators behind the respected freediving organization AIDA which formed in 1994. Twice, in 1996 and 2001, Pelizzari became AIDA World Champion with the Italian national team. In 2001, he concluded his athletic career with a Variable Weight record of -131 m (429 feet) and retired thereafter.
What he offers you
Umberto Pelizzari is a sporting icon who was involved in the making of the film OceanMen, produced by IMAX (2D), which tells the story of two great free-divers. He excelled not only individually but also as part of teams, having won the gold medal at the Free-diving World Championship in 2001 as part of the Italian National Team.
How he presents
Umberto uses stunning visuals of his dives in his fascinating presentations showing how to achieve goals with no limits. He explains vividly how he has rewritten the freediving record books and redefined the boundaries of his sport.
Umberto presents in English and Italian .
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