UMBERTO PELIZZARI was born in 1965 in Busto Arsizio, Italy. 1.89 m tall and 84 kg he boasts a lung volume of 7.9 litres. At 5 years old he could swim perfectly, and at the age of 17 he had already completed eleven seasons of competitive swimming. Umberto graduated from the University of Milan in July of 1990 with a degree in informatics, but his life was to take a very different turn. He would commence on a long sporting career of freediving, establishing seventeen world records in all the disciplines.The only athlete in the world to set records in all three specialities of apnea, Umberto closed his career with 80 m in constant weight, 131 m in variable weight and 150 m in No Limits. You can learn more at his website: www.umbertopelizzari.com STEFANO TOVAGLIERI was born in 1959 in Busto Arsizio, Italy. He graduated in 1986 with an ISEF diploma to teach Physical Education at the Archiepiscopal School of Science in Tradate. As an SSI (Scuba School International) instructor from 1990 and an Apnea Academy instructor from 1998, he has taught hundreds of people to dive, whether with a regulator or with a snorkel. From 1999 he was part of Club Azzurro (Italys national apnea team) of the FIPSAS, the Italian Federation for Underwater Sport Fishing Activities. He dives to over 50m in Constant weight and has a personal best in static apnea of 656. In 1999 he was part of the Italian team which won, ahead of France and Germany, the Red Sea Dive Off 99; an international meeting of apnea teams held at El Gouana in the Red Sea. He is responsible for the printing office and is secretary general of the Apnea Academy.