Ashley Chapman


About Ashley Chapman

Ashley is co-owner and operator of Evolve Freediving as well as a 3x World Record holder and 12x US National Record holder in freediving. She lives with her husband Ren and 3-year-old Ani on their trimaran sailboat in North Carolina in the summer months and the Caribbean in the winter.


The Flavors of Trinidad and Her Freedivers

The flavors of Trinidad are undoubtedly garlic, shadow benny (Trinidadian cilantro) and pimento pepper.  Almost every dish I’ve ever had at Mustaq Mohammed’s house, which is many, include some variation of these three ingredients.  These are used to enhance the freshest foods such as fish just caught by our host […]


Nick Mevoli: First American to Self Propel to 100 Meters on One Breath of Air

The Actual Press Release: Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras.  United States Freediving Association (USFA) is pleased to announce that Nick Mevoli of Brooklyn, NY set a new United States Men’s Freediving National Record in the Constant Weight discipline, swimming with just one breath of air down to a depth of 100 […]


Food for Thought

  “What is the pill which will keep us well, serene, contented? Not my or thy great-father’s, but our great-grandmother Nature’s universal, vegetable, botanic medicines, by which she has kept herself young always, outlives so many old Parrs in her day, and fed her health with their decaying fatness.


Be Careful With your Ears

  One of the most limiting factors for freedivers is the inability to equalize at depth.  One of the most limiting factors for the freedive instructor is to teach students to equalize.  To some degree, the process of equalization, or making the pressure on both sides of the eardrum the […]


The Future of the Sport

With every dive we are trying to find the deeper meaning of freediving.  We feel like part of the elite when we describe our esoteric sport.  We boast to our friends and families about five plus minute breatholds and the meters upon meters that we swim straight down into the […]