Annelie Pompe blogg

One thought is sometimes all it takes. One thought can change everything. I heard one of those thoughts a few days ago again during training. I was freediving down towards the...

We are still euphoric. Ok, I need to explain the relationship to seals. You can probably understand that freedivers have certain feelings for dolphins. Dolphins are awesome freedivers, they are cute,...

One of my best teachers in life is this sport. It’s harsh, putting the truth right in my face.  Every dive is a small adventure. There’s nowhere to hide. If you...

It’s something about the look in their eyes. I think you might know what it looks like. It’s deep, full of energy and drive. But it’s also confident, secure and brave....

It was one of the last dives in Dahab. I closed my eyes as I left the surface behind. Somehow it made the water more soft against my face. I heard...

Jag är envis. Det räcker inte. Svar på hur djupt man kan fridyka med ett skadat knä: Till 60m. Flera gånger. Det är nämligen bra träning. Men det räcker inte på...

No experience like this can be explained as it deserves. Being there with the camera in my hand I tried to be aware of all that was going on without the...

…I wish you would freedive with me and experience this.   Photographer: Akim Adhari   Photograper of pic above: Emil Sergel All photos are taken with an Olympus OM-D and housing.

…That’s how she put it, my friend and fellow ocean lover, Hanli Prinsloo. I couldn’t wait to share the kitchen of the sharks together with some of my best friends. That’s...

Vilken kväll som helst väljer jag ett nattfridyk hellre än en romantisk middag med stearinljus. Sent på alla hjärtans dag blev det äntligen bra väder (ingen vind). Simning och fridykning är...

I love that special second; the fragile moment where I break the surface of the sea. My body leaves the small boat and the air. I slide into the water to...

När jag blundar ser jag fortfarande hur vågor rullar in mot stranden. En särskild bild har fastnat i mitt huvud. Leendet. Det var en äldre asiatisk man som också låg ute...

From the outside it looks like I just died. I arrived lifeless to the surface. Blue lips. Pale face. Eyes rolled upwards. I wasn’t breathing. Not moving. It might seem like...

There’s a Swedish saying of “having too much water above one’s head”. Unfortunately it’s one of my favourite mistakes. I had one good first try at taking the world record. Made...

If I didn’t know better, I’d take it personally. For the two months I’ve been here it’s never been as windy as during the record attempt days. Today one rope to...

One look at the waves was really enough. The wind pulled at our clothes, but we stayed. Just looking at the sea in silence. As if the watching of the waves...

Det var trädet jag påmindes om, där framför godishyllan. Hela boken var väldigt intressant, men i slutet beskrevs ett träd som fastnade i mitt huvud. Det var inte vilket träd som...

Känslan i kroppen är helt olik alla andra känslor. Varje andetag är plötsligt så uppenbart. Så närvarande. Jag tittar fascinerat på magen som rör sig upp och ner med varje utandning....

I just wrote the title of the blog when I realised that any sea where you can freedive can be ”home” for a freediver. There will always be the feeling of...

Vi människor har en tendens att tyda verkligheten som vi själva vill. Vi ser allting genom ett filter av erfarenheter, rädslor, trosatser och förhoppningar. Jag vet att det var därför som...