Monday, October 18, 2021

Julia Kozerska Sets New CMAS Pool Freediving World Record


Poland’s Julia Kozerska this past weekend set a new Women’s World Record in the Dynamic No Fins discipline at the CMAS European Pool Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.

Under World Underwater Federation (CMAS) rules, Kozerska swam 196.95 meters (646 feet) and claimed first place in the competition. Italy’s Alessia Zecchini won a silver medal with a 179.32-meter (588-foot) swim, and France’s Frederique Cordier nabbed a bronze with a 166.52-meter (546-foot) swim, narrowly edging out Italy’s Livia Bregonzio by .31 meters (1 foot).

Zecchini in separate swims at the same event this past weekend set a new Women’s CMAS Dynamic with Monofin World Record with a 253-meter/830-foot swim, and another record with a 228-meter/748-foot Dynamic with Bi-Fins swim.

Check out a video of Kozerska’s world-record swim below.

CMAS Women's DNF Results
CMAS Women’s DNF Results
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.