Sofía Gómez Uribe was born in Pereira, Colombia on April 15th 1992. She studied in the Inmaculado Corazón de María school where she graduated with honors in the year 2008. Since she was 10 years old, she has been practising underwater sports. She started as a Synchronized swimmer, which she practiced for a year and in 2002, started her life as a Finswimmer, sport that she would practice until 2014. After graduating highschool, she moved to Bogotá and then to Medellín, where she continues living, to study Civil Engineering and to continue finswimming.
Since 2009 she competes for Antioquia and even though she wasn't born there, she feels she is an "antioqueña de corazón".
Sofía started training and competing freediving in 2011, when, almost by accident she descovered her passion for the sport.
Since then she has had outstanding performances in both national and international freediving competitions, reaching first places and obtaining more than 6 national récords. She now holds 3 Pan American and 1 South American records, in pool and depht freediving.
Apart from being a sucsessful freediver, Sofía is also a Civil Engineer, degree she achived last year, graduating from the Universidad de Medellín.
"La apnea ha generado en mi esa pasión por redefinir mis límites, por conocerme y por entender mi cuerpo y llevarlo al máximo del potencial. El agua, ya sea de una piscina o de un lago o el mar, me transporta a un lugar pacífico donde todo está bien"
-70m FIM South American Record
"Superar tus límites y alcanzar nuevas metas es el objetivo último del esfuerzo y la dedicación, nunca desfallecer es importante, el camino puede ser difícil pero al final, la satisfacción personal es lo que queda"