National Geographic On Assignment, hosted by Laura Greene, will feature a half hour special on Tanya Streeter on January 12th 2004.
Tanya, Laura and the crew spent three days together in Austin, Texas in December catching up on life after Tanya’s most recent world record. Tanya was filmed in the gym and pool showing what her training was like in preparation for the record dive. Tanya spent time with Laura in the pool, teaching her some of the essential breathing and Static Apnea techniques that are required to be able to plunge into the oceans depths. Filming was concluded at the University of Texas where Tanya was giving a short presentation to Geology students who are currently studying the importance of coral reefs, something that is close to Tanya’s heart with her connection with the Coral Reef Alliance www.coral.org . Tanya was able to talk about the “Power of One” and her individual effort to raise awareness for the importance and plights of global coral reef systems.
Tanya’s public profile continues to grow as we see her appear on NBC Dateline in the near future. The NBC crew followed Tanya on location in Turks and Caicos over the events leading up to and over her world record attempt. Recently a major 2 page feature was run in the Sunday Times newspaper in the UK following Tanya’s nomination for 2 awards at the Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year Awards. Tanya was a personal guest of The Sunday Times chief editor who was proactive in the newspaper feature. Tanya has also hosted a freediving documentary for a new cable channel in the USA called Rush TV and was Tanya’s first venture into program hosting, but not her last as she is lined up to host a number of programs for Discovery and the BBC.
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