The third competition day of the AIDA 2016 Freediving World Pool Championships in Turku, Finland saw multiple men’s competitors surpass the 250-meter mark in the Dynamic With Fins (DYN) heats, and the top three women’s results exceeded 200 meters or more.

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Greek competitor George Panagiotakis recorded the longest men’s swim with 255 meters/837 feet, while Polish competitor Julia Kozerska led the group in the women’s category with a 210-meter/689-foot swim.

Competition organizer Mikko Anttonen told DeeperBlue.com:

“A great day once again. The top athletes were clearly saving their strength to the finals and we are to expect big numbers there.”

Thursday is a rest day for the athletes, with the finals beginning Friday in the same order, with breath hold first.

Full results from the Dynamic With Fins Qualifiers below:

DYN Qualifiers -- Men's Results
AIDA Pool World Championships DYN Qualifiers — Men’s Results
AIDA Pool World Championships -- Women's Qualifiers Results
AIDA Pool World Championships — Women’s Qualifiers Results

You can find a selection of photos from the Dynamic Qualifiers below courtesy of Daan Verhoeven.

AIDA 2016 Freediving World Pool Championships – Dynamic With Fins (DYN) Apnea Qualifiers
AIDA 2016 Freediving World Pool Championships – Dynamic With Fins (DYN) Apnea Qualifiers
AIDA 2016 Freediving World Pool Championships – Dynamic With Fins (DYN) Apnea Qualifiers
AIDA 2016 Freediving World Pool Championships – Dynamic With Fins (DYN) Apnea Qualifiers
AIDA 2016 Freediving World Pool Championships – Dynamic With Fins (DYN) Apnea Qualifiers
AIDA 2016 Freediving World Pool Championships – Dynamic With Fins (DYN) Apnea Qualifiers
AIDA 2016 Freediving World Pool Championships – Dynamic With Fins (DYN) Apnea Qualifiers
AIDA 2016 Freediving World Pool Championships – Dynamic With Fins (DYN) Apnea Qualifiers
AIDA 2016 Freediving World Pool Championships – Dynamic With Fins (DYN) Apnea Qualifiers
AIDA 2016 Freediving World Pool Championships – Dynamic With Fins (DYN) Apnea Qualifiers
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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