Monday, November 28, 2022

Czech Freediver David Vencl Breaks Under-Ice Swimming World Record


Czech freediver David Vencl has broken Stig Severinsen’s eight-year-old Guinness record for swimming under the ice.

In 2013, Severinsen set the record of 250 feet (76.2 meters) underwater — without fins or even a wetsuit — below one-meter-thick ice on a single breath of air.

Vencl last month swam 81 meters (265.75 feet) under the ice of an old quarry northwest of Prague. He originally had planned to do the attempt under the ice of Lake Weissensee in Carinthia, Austria, but COVID-19 travel restrictions put the kibosh on that.

Posted by David Vencl – Freediver on Wednesday, February 24, 2021

SourceThe Times
John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at 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.