Paralympian Wojtek Czyz To Attempt Two CMAS Freediving World Records

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Four-time Paralympic champion Wojtek Czyz will be attempting to set two CMAS freediving world records later this month.

The former athlete, founder of the non-profit organization Sailing4Handicaps, is attempting CMAS World Records for disabled athletes in two freediving disciplines as the first above-knee amputee without the use of a prosthetic leg.

The attempts will take place in Tahiti, French Polynesia, on April 27th and 28th in the ocean (Constant Weight with Fin — CWT) and pool (Dynamic With Fin — DYN). Czyz will be using a single fin on his right leg during both attempts.

During the preparation phase, Czyz has been trained and mentored by champion freediver Herbert Nitsch, who himself was wheelchair-bound for many months due to severe decompression sickness.

The two freedivers’ motivations are to inspire others (with and without disabilities) to explore their innate and extraordinary human potential.

Paralympian Wojtek Czyz To Attempt Two CMAS Freediving World Records
Paralympian Wojtek Czyz To Attempt Two CMAS Freediving World Records

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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