The 2008Apneists Challenge held in Wellington this weekend has announced further smashhits from the Kiwi freedivers.
McPheeattempted the last remaining national women’s record without her name besideit: dynamics. Wearing a monofin, she swam a distance of 169m on a single breathunderwater, in a dive time of approximately 2’30”, breaking the previous recordby 6m and assuming fourth equal position in the world rankings. Further National Records achieved were GuyBrew, with a 8’05” STA, furthering his own previous national record of7’24” and also reaching a personal best.
McPhee andBrew are members of Wellington’s Lazy Seal Freediving Club. Both are looking tocompete at this years World Championships in Egypt in September. McPhee iscurrently seeking sponsorship to bring an international judge to New Zealand inAugust to officially attempt the dynamics without fins world record. Two otherKiwis (William Trubridge and David Mullins) who currently hold three world records.
More results can be seen on the website.