Dave Mullins – New World Record, Dynamic 226m

Today in New Zealand, freediver Dave Mullins set a new World Record by swimming 226 meters in a swimming pool on a single breath. The 26 year-old accomplished this astounding feat during an international competition in Wellington’s Naenae pool. Mullins used a monofin to officially beat the previous World Record distance of 225 meters, which had been held by Danish freediver Stig Avril Severinson.

The dynamic swim took 3:42 minutes to complete; Mullins described it as "difficult and uncomfortable." This is the second World Record for Mullins. Dave’s first record was in the sport of spearfishing where he maintains the World Record for the largest striped marlin ever shot (2004).

Reporting courtesy of Jorg.

An active ocean advocate, VP of U.S. Freediving, a multi-agency scuba instructor and AIDA judge, Francesca also serves as the Editor-At-Large here at DeeperBlue.com. You can usually find Francesca diving in the kelp, hanging out at the Farallones with sharky friends, or trying to improve upon her own PB's.

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