Natalia Molchanova

Natalia Molchanova

 Natalia Molchanova

President of Freediving Federation of Russia.

PhD of Pedagogical Science.

Russian State University of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism.
Department of theory and methodology of applied sport and extreme activities.
Associate Professor.

22-time world champion. Holder of 40 world records. Teaching, scientific and sports activities.

• Author of 8 science articles and 2 training handbooks.

• Author of a curriculum for free diving and sports persons training.

• Author-screenwriter. Educational and methodical film “Freediving technique”. Films "The Edges of freediving", "World Cup 2005", " Freedivers sketches”. Video clips "Immersion", "Flight", "Dancing to the music of the soul", "Russian style freediving", "Illusions", "Depth", "Wandering ".

• Author of lyrical poetry, sketches and essays about freediving.

• Coach of the Russian national freediving team – AIDA.

• Judge of AIDA international category (level "E").


My family

my mom Valentinа Yakovlevna Cherepanovа, a physician, surgeon
my dad Vadim V. Cherepanov
older sister, Reena, an engineer and I



Daughter Oksana – student of Moscow architectural institute, future architect.

Son Alexey – engineer, graduated from Moscow state technical university “Stankin”, faculty of information technology.

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