Tagliabue belongs to Tresse Diving Club of Saronno and she is also a member of the Italian national team. In 2005 at "Blue 2005", the most important worldwide free-diving convention, she published a work about lactic acid in free-divers. In 2006 Tagliabue became the world champion in dynamic apnea free-diving with a 152.77 m dive, a CMAS world record. In June 2007 she won the Italian championship, setting a new record with a 156.55 m dive. In March 2008, she won the first Italian spring championship in dynamic apnea without fins with an 87.70 m dive, an Italian record.
- Apnea e Pesca - Intervista Paola Tagliabue
- Apnea Magazine - Mondiali Di Tenerife: Parenti Squalificata, Tagliabue Mondiale!
- "La Provincia" di Como, 26 giugno 2007, p.36
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