Ocean Ramsey freediving with a whale shark.

Yes, her name really is “Ocean.” Talk about nominative predestination.

Reminds me of my youth, swimming the Ichetucknee and Santa Fe Rivers. Back then, I could hold my breath for 2+ minutes while actively swimming. Sometimes I’d swim 15-20 feet to the bottom and grab a rock or handhold and let the current pull my arm taut and just watch.

Used to freak my grandparents out how long I could stay under and how far I could swim (I’m fast — big legs and feet).

Says here that Ocean can hold her breath for over five minutes. Goddamn.