Monday, July 13, 2020

Amber Fillary Breaks Guinness World Record For Longest Swim Under Ice

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Amber Fillary of South Africa has broken the women’s Guinness World Record for the longest horizontal freedive under ice wearing only a swimsuit and a mask.

Fillary’s feat took place February 29th at Lake Oppsjø in Norway, where she swam 70 meters (230 feet) in the Dynamic No Fins discipline, besting Johanna Nordblad of Finland’s 50-meter (164-foot) swim in March 2015.

Amber’s dive was organized by Norwegian freediver Arve Gravningen, owner of the freediving instruction and gear website Fridykker.com.

According to freediver Mandy Sumner, who was on the scene to witness the record-setting swim:

“Since last April, when she attempted the dive in Finland, Amber has been preparing to push the record this year. Her dive last Saturday was very strong and she gave the camera a thumbs up and a big smile as she surfaced at the 70-meter hole. She is already planning where she would like to stage another record attempt next year to push the record even further.”

(Image credit: Aleksander Nordahl)

John Liang
John Lianghttps://www.deeperblue.com/
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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