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Dave Mullins – Ready to Take Dynamic Record Back

Porirua, New Zealand — word on the street is that somebody is making plans to recapture the Dynamic No-fins (DYN) world record. And that somebody is none other than Dave Mullins — who has held the DYN WR record himself before. The Wellington athlete is both well-known and well-respected in the freediving community.

Last Friday, swimming the equivalent of more than five laps in an Olympic-sized swimming pool using only a mono-fin and one breath, Mullins successfully completed a 257 meter swim in four minutes and :18 seconds time.

Dave Mullins at a DNF

The current official DYN World Record of  255 meters belongs to Frederic Sessa of France. And while the distance Mullins covered was in-fact two meters greater, his swim only serves as a gauntlet being thrown-down until he completes a similar dive in front of the required international AIDA judges he would need to make it an official world record.

Feeling good with energy in reserve at the end of his dive, Dave’s confident he can extend the world record by several meters, if not more, when the time comes to perform in front of the judges. He is hoping to make it real in about two months time.

Read more about Dave Mullins here .

Photo courtesy of Grant Graves

Francesca Koe
Francesca Koe
An active ocean advocate, VP of U.S. Freediving, a multi-agency dive instructor, PFI Safety Supervisor and AIDA judge, Francesca also serves as the Editor-At-Large here at 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.