Lisa's dream is to represent Australia at the 2018 World Pool Championships in Belgrade. In preparing for her goal she will be travelling to New Zealand to train with NZ's top female freediver Kathryn Nevatt. In March 2018 she will be representing Australia at the 2018 Panpac Championships in Tokyo.
Following a massive disc prolapse, Lisa narrowly avoided paraplegia and has had a long road of recovery learning to reconnect with her body. A few years after her accident, she decided to try freediving during a trip to Bali. She loves the freedom and challenge the sport brings as well as the mind-body connection it requires. After a year of training, she began competing in 2017. She finished as third place Australian female in Dynamic with Fin (DYN) at the Australian Nationals in May and Won the overall bronze medal for the Women at the New Zealand Nationals in September. She hopes to use her achievements to inspire other people to overcome adversity and to never give up.
As freediving is an unfunded sport Lisa needs to fund all her training and travel herself. Money raised through this platform will go towards Lisa's training, travelling and competition expenses and will enable Lisa to take the time off work to achieve her dreams. Help Lisa make her dreams a reality and donate today!
Photo by Erez Beatus