Support Natalie Rudman!

Support Natalie Rudman!

From John Anner

I'm raising funds to support my friend Natalie Rudman and help her compete in the Freediving World Championships.

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Aloha Friends,

Natalie Rudman is a world-class freediving champion, who has broken seventeen National and Continental records.


If any of you have dived with her, hung out with her or taken one of her classes, you know that she is the most generous, caring, loving person you could imagine. She pays for her travel and competition expenses by teaching yoga and freediving, working hard all year round and honestly not making much money, but she is doing what she loves.


And now she needs our help.


Nat has run into a bit of bad luck, it happens to us all every now and then, and we rely on our communities to help us get back on our feet. I hope you can assist– every little bit is so appreciated!


Here’s the story: Nat has been living on the Caribbean Island of Roatan, and had the opportunity to invest in a small cabin on a friend’s property, a tiny place she could call home where she would feel safe and not have to pay rent every month. She gave this friend all her money, but her friend changed her mind, and is unable to repay the full amount.


Shortly after, her scooter was stolen, adding an expensive insult to a financially damaging injury. Never mind the foot fracture that had her on crutches for 6 weeks, including during helping her friends deliver their sailing boat from Panama to Polynesia.


Nat has now lost her housing, her transportation, and all her savings.


Despite everything, she wants to compete in the World Championships in August.


She has a good chance of doing well; her PB for no fins is now 54 meters, and with the monofin she is reaching 78 meters. Those are some impressive numbers, and she recently set two new Continental Records.


I met Nat for the first time in Bali a few years ago and was so impressed with her skills, her calm energy, and her patience with my clumsy attempts at no-fins diving.


Says Nat: “If you can spare anything to help me on my journey I would be so grateful, as a person and an athlete. I knew the day might come when I needed to ask for help and this is the time. The world championships is in August 2023 and I want to be ready. Thank you so much!”


With love,



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