“For those of you who are perhaps unfamiliar with the sport, the term “freediving” refers to a specific set of underwater activities or, more commonly, competitive breath-hold diving and apnea. The latter (which can be completed with or without fins) refers to divers traveling horizontally underwater under their own power and without any sort of equipage aid. Nutty, right?! Latinos have never featured prominently in the freediving world – we can recall legendary Cuban freediver Francisco “Pipín” Ferreras by name – which makes the current exploits of 23-year-old Pereira, Colombia native Sofía Gómez Uribe that much more exciting.”
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