Monday, August 8, 2022

Johanna Nordblad Sets New CMAS Under-Ice Swimming Record

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Finnish freediver Johanna Nordblad has set a new Guinness World Record with an under-ice swim without fins or wetsuit.

The 45-year-old Nordblad swam a CMAS-certified 103 meters (338 feet) beneath 60-cm (1.97-foot) thick ice at Lake Ollori near Hossa, Finland on March 18th.

Johanna Nordblad
Johanna Nordblad

The air temperature on the day was -7 degrees Celsius (19.4F), and Nordblad conducted the swim in 2 minutes and 42 seconds.

Nordblad’s swim bested the record set on March 6, when Russian freediver Ekaterina Nekrasova swam 102.7 meters (336.9 feet) under the ice.

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John Liang
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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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