Alessia Zecchini Biography

Alessia Zecchini is an Italian personality and a freediver who set world records in freediving. She is the main person of interest in Netflis’s The Deepest Breath, directed by Laura McGann. The film was recently released on 14th July 2023 in Ireland on Netflix. It has different dates to be released on Netflix and was released by the same film channel on 19th July 2023 in the United States.

Early Life

Alessia Zecchini was born on 30th June 1992 and was brought up by her loving and caring parents, Enzo Zecchini is her father while her mother’s name is not known. Her father completed graduation from the Sapienza University of Rome.

He currently works as the associate director of a corporate company in Italy. Alessia’s mother is a homemaker and takes care of the family. Zecchini had her education at Liceo Scientifico Secondary School from 2006 to 2011, and Università di Roma “Foro Italico” from 2010 to 2014.

Alessia Zecchini Career

From 2007 to 2010, Alessia took part in several rallies alongside the national team, but due to her young age, she was unable to engage in competitions in the highest category. In 2011, she participated in the first Italian competition in Turin, where she had second place after Ilaria Bonin.

This achievement made her a securing place in the national team. Then in 2012, she had her participation in the Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS) European Championship in Antalya, Turkey, where she achieved fourth place in the JUmp Blue and sixth place in static apnea.

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In 2013, she had her first achievement and the world record in Kazan, Russia. She won the gold medal in Static Freediving with an average time of 6’23”. In 2014, she first participated in the AIDA International competition and won three silver medals in dynamic apnea with monofin with 223m, setting two Italian records.

Rise to Fame

In 2015, Alessia participated alongside her partner Ilaria Bonin in the CMAS Indoor World Championship held in Mulhouse. As a team, they achieved remarkable success, securing an impressive collection of five gold and silver medals.

In June 2016, during the CMAS Indoor World Championship, she won three gold medals and had a world record with three CMAS championships. In 2017, Zecchini began her practice of freediving with her international coach and safety diver, Stephen Keenan, who died the same year in June when she and the diver went to recreational dive across The Arch of the Blue Hole.

Later, it was not recorded as the dive because that was full of mistakes and difficulties by the pair that further led to the major disaster. After that, Zecchini came under the guidance of Martin Zajac until the 2018 competition of the season. The same year, she had the world record with −104 m (−341 ft) depth in the Vertical Blue competition on 10th May in the Bahamas.

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In 2018, Zecchini had another world record in the contest weight [CWT] on 10th May in Columbia in the Nirvana Oceanquest Freediving Competition. She had two other world records in the 2019 Nirvana Oceanquest event in Curaçao. After two days, she became the first lady to achieve the record of going deeper by −100 m (−330 ft).

In July 2021, she had three CMAS World Records in the Vertical Blue on Long Island, Bahamas. The same year in October, she had her participation in the CMAS Outdoor World Championship, winning a gold medal and a silver medal.

Alessia Zecchini Biography

Real Name Alessia Zecchini
Birth Date June 30, 1992
Age (as of 2023) 31 Years
Birth Place Rome, Italy
Profession Professional freediver
College Università di Roma
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 5” – in Centimeters – 173 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 57 kg  –  in Pounds –  125 lbs
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Hazel


Father Enzo Zecchini

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair No
Who was her husband? Steve Keegan

Personal Life

Alessia Zecchini never married but had a romantic relationship with her diving partner, Steve Keegan. Freediving is the most challenging sport where the divers challenge others to dive without using a scuba over a depth of 100m.

Steve was the world’s most renowned safety diver, around eight years older than Alessia. During one of the most challenging diving sports, the two went together, and Steve could not save himself and instead saved Alessia’s life.

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Social Media

Alessia is available on almost every social media platform like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Alessia is available on Instagram with an unverified account with 215K followers. She highlights her bio on Instagram with the various records she has so far.

On Facebook, she is available with the name – Alessia Zecchini, with 75K followers. On LinkedIn, she is available with the name – Alessia Zecchini, where she describes herself as the Freediving World Champion, based in Rome, Latium, Italy. She is available with the handle name – @alex_zec joined in August 2012 and has 1304 followers on Twitter.

Alessia Zecchini Net Worth

No official description of Alessia Zecchini’s net worth is on anywhen on the internet. But it is sure to say that she is carrying good fortune because of her hard work and the world records made so far.


  • Since 2012, Alessia has been part of various indoor and outdoor Italian national championships.
  • She has made nearly 37 to 38 world records, winning around 16 gold medals, five silver and two bronze at the world championships, and three gold, six silver with one bronze at the European Championships.

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