Was there more coffee? Was there something magical in the trade winds? Or was it simply that all the heart and dedication of Ant Judge had paid off on Day Two of the #OzDepthNats2015. A warm, sunny day coupled with clear waters set at 28C off the coast of Tulumben, Bali heralded a reclaiming of the Australian National Record in free immersion for Ant as he powered his way through to complete an 87 meter dive in three minutes and :11 seconds.
“Today I set another Australian record. This photo captures the moment that all the hard work and all the support came together. I have pushed myself to the limit to get to where I am in this picture.“
“I truly believe a diver is only as strong as his team he trains with. In one photo you can see my coach’s face. It’s clear that he (Yoram) is just as happy as I am. Thanks mate! Massive respect. Two weeks of depth training is really not much time. So it shows a lot about the team I have around me.”
Ant went on to thank his training partner and fellow competitor Katie Linczényiová, and Fusion Freedive & Yoga as well as Divers World Cairns. (Earlier this year, as of June, fellow Aussie Adam Stern had taken the FIM title with a dive to 86 meters). To be able to celebrate such a big milestone, a national record, with his Dad means the world to Ant Judge and he expressed his gratitude.
“Wayne Judge/Dad thanks again for instilling in me this passion for diving and the ocean. Words can’t thank you enough!”