She became a woman with the third deepest dive on the world in CWT discipline by reaching depth of 85m when she was 20 years old, just 8m short of the world record. Katarina is setting a new perspective of what we humans are capable of, as for her freediving is not just a sport. It is also a therapy that is crucial in her research of stress and its cures and management as well as a tool for discovering our planet. Most of all, it is an art of living passionate life to the fullest.
Katarina was born in Bratislava, capital city of Slovak Republic, on the 4th of January 1993. Her main focus lies in deep free diving disciplines, her studies of stress and in exploring the world‘s natural and cultural heritage. Katarina is actively involved in several projects concerning sustainable development. She is a host of various international summits where she shares her experiences and stories with public and her partners. She act in films, coach private corporate teams in stress management, do public speeches.
Katarina faced hard times when she became nearly immobile due to an autoimmune disease at a young age and was absolutely dependent on medication. During this period she discovered freediving which helped her through the medical treatment. Through freediving she regained her health and these days is still benefitting from the sport which has become her profession.