Lily Crespy was born in 1981 and grew up in the French Alps. However, be it mountain lakes and rivers, the turquoise sea of Corsica during summer holidays, or at the local swimming pool, it’s in the water that she has always been the most comfortable. After 7 years of a scientific career in neuroscience, it’s completely by chance, during a trip through Asia in 2012, that she took a beginner freediving course. It was an immediate revelation and love at first dive. Since then, freediving has become her lifestyle. She turned it into a career, instructor since 2013 and now AIDA instructor trainer, and has had the chance to pass her passion on to others in various places around the globe: Bali, Philippines, Egypt. She is co-owner of the freediving school Dahab Freedivers in Dahab, Egypt, which she also managed for three years. She is involved in all sides of competitive freediving. Competing as an athlete since 2013, her steady progress in her 3 favorite depth disciplines regularly ranked her among the top 5 deepest French female freedivers and allowed her to get selected in the French « elite » national team, to take part in the World Championships in 2015, 2017 and 2021. She has also been a safety diver in many competitions including the Vertical Blue in 2018, trained by Marco Cosentino. Lily is also a keen underwater photographer, passionate about shooting the artistic side of freediving. You can find her pictures under her photographer's name Chips Photography. Teaching, training and competing around the globe for the last ten years, she had the chance to train and work with some of the top freedivers in the world such as Miguel Lozano, Pascal Berger, Stephen Keenan, or Alchemy athletes Thibault Guignès and Cristian Castano Villa. She is now based in France where she plans on putting all her experience and knowledge to good use as a coach, and in particular getting deeper into her favorite aspect: mental coaching.