Kathryn’s breathless adventure

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She’s won medals and set records around the world, and now Kathryn Nevatt is preparing to compete at home. The Queenstown freediving world champ talks to Daisy Hudson about her big year.

Queenstown’s world record-setting freediver is heading into unknown waters.

Freedivers NZ founder Kathryn Nevatt, 39, is gearing up for her local club to host the prestigious Freediving New Zealand Pool Nationals for the first time.

Nevatt hopes the comp will attract more people to the club, which she set up three years ago.

It’s ticking along nicely, with 10 permanent members and regular guests.

It’ll also mark 10 years since the architect set a world record in the sport.

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