Monday, May 16, 2022

Mirela Kardasevic Sets New Pool Freediving World Record


Croatia’s Mirela Kardasevic this past weekend set a new women’s freediving world record at the AIDA Croatia National Championship.

Kardasevic swam 244m/800ft in the Dynamic with Bifins discipline during the competition.

In an Instagram post, she wrote:

“I want to thank my coaches, Ivan Drvis, my club DPS Zagreb and my family for being my biggest motivation even on days like today. I also want to thank my sponsors for supporting me because where would I be without them.”

Setting world records is nothing new for Kardasevic, who in November 2020 had set a women’s CMAS pool record with a 200m/656ft swim in the Dynamic No Fins discipline.

The year before that, she swam 180m/587ft in the DNF discipline, and 226m/741ft in the Dynamic with Bi-Fins discipline.

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.