Kalamata, Greece — A new UK Freediving record has been set by London Freediving Instructor and freediving competitor Mark Harris.
On Monday June 14, 2010 (the first day of competition at the 3rd Mediterranean Freediving World Cup, organized by Stavros Kastrinakis,) Harris set a new British record in the discipline of Free Immersion (FIM) by successfully reaching a depth of 70 metres.
Over the past 5 years Mark has held lesser national FIM records at varying depths in the 60-70 metre range, but his more recent attempts to hit 70 metres had somehow eluded him. That is until now… “A change in my training and preparation seemed to unlock the door,” said Harris, “and with the smooth organisation of the competition in Kalamata, everything just fell into place.”
The UK’s most recent record holder was newcomer Mike Board, whose 68m Free Immersion dive in March 2010 gave him a place in Britain’s freediving record books.
Mark Harris teaches freediving with the London Freediving Group.