Saturday, February 4, 2023

Mateusz Malina Sets New Pool Freediving World Record


Polish freediver Mateusz Malina this past weekend set a new world record in the Dynamic Without Fins (DNF) discipline.

Malina swam 250m/820ft at the Polish Freediving Pool Championships, held from April 30th to May 2nd at the MOSiR swimming pool complex in Debica. He beat his own record of 244m/800ft set in 2016.

According to a Facebook post, Malina said:

“It was the toughest dive in my life, the pool was perfect but my preparations on the previous days were not. I’m extremely happy and satisfied from the outcome, I gave 100% of myself in that dive and I’m still exhausted 2 days later. However, I think I can move it further in future.”

The competition was held under AIDA rules.

John Liang
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.