Pursue Your Passion
Meet the German Machine, Stefan Randig. In our conversation with him, we discussed the challenges of balancing family life with the rigorous demands of being a competitive diver and elite athlete, and the necessary level of self-centeredness required for success in athletics. Tune in to hear more about Stefan's journey and how his experience can inspire passionate freedivers.
In this episode, we have the pleasure of hosting Stefan Randig, a renowned German freediver who has lived in various parts of the world, including Egypt and the Philippines. Stefan previously owned the well-known school "Freedive Panglao" in the Philippines, but sold it before the COVID-19 pandemic and relocated to Dahab, Egypt with his family to focus on teaching, training, and spending time with his loved ones.
As an accomplished athlete with multiple German records and an instructor trainer, Stefan recently participated in the Vertical Blue competition and is now training hard to achieve his goal of an 80-meter no fins dive. During our conversation with him in Dahab, we delved into the challenges of balancing family life with the rigorous demands of being a competitive diver and elite athlete. We discussed the necessary level of self-centeredness required for success in athletics and the accompanying feelings of guilt. Stefan's experience can serve as a source of inspiration for any freedivers who are passionate about the sport but also want to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
Tune in to the Alchemy Podcast to hear more from Stefan Randig.
01:39 The German Machine
04:25 Enchante Gallardo
06:28 Disconnecting From Land Life
13:43 Family Life & Freediving
17:04 Switching Careers
22:16 Why Do I Freedive?
36:03 Disconnecting For Competitions
48:35 My Wife Is A Tech Diver
52:02 A Different Life
57:02 Pyramid Training