Paralympic Champion & I AM WATER Ambassador: Ellie Simmonds

Paralympic Champion & I AM WATER Ambassador: Ellie Simmonds

I AM WATER is terribly excited to have Ellie Simmonds as an I AM WATER Ocean Ambassador! From the first time we met Ellie back in 2015 when Hanli taught Ellie freediving in Mozambique for an ITV Documentary, Dreaming of Dolphins, we knew we'd be friends! In 2016 Ellie joined the I AM WATER Ocean Travel team in Mexico, deepening her freediving skills with whale sharks, jack fish and sea lions and 2017 we had her for a whole month in South Africa! Seals, sharks, kids workshops, beach cleanups and more! We love Ellie's enthusiasm for the ocean, her super fun sense of humour, deep compassion for others and for conservation. We couldn't be more proud to have her on the team! Welcome Ellie, we love you!

Here is Ellie's blog from her month with us in South Africa:

KwaZulu Mermaids Project Begins

KwaZulu Mermaids Project Begins

Our KwaZulu Mermaids Project started with a splash! At the end of last year, I AM WATER’s Ocean and Education Manager Beth Neale broke the South African Free immersion freediving record to fundraise for this project. The campaign was a huge success and thanks to the generosity of donors, we will be able to introduce young girls to the wonders of the ocean and give them a life changing experience...