Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Seven New Women’s National Static Records Set On Day 3 Of AIDA Pool World Championship


Day 3 of the AIDA Pool World Championship in Jeju, South Korea saw a host of new women’s national breath-hold records set in the Static (STA) discipline.

Static has the longest-standing AIDA World Record for both men and women.

Germany’s Heike Schwerdtner brought home the gold medal and a new national record with a breath-hold time of 8 minutes 45 seconds, moving her closer to breaking the world record and placing her as the second-highest-ranked woman in the discipline.

Poland’s Julia Kozerska came in second and set her own national record with an 8:03 breath-hold, while France’s Sylvie Gilson nabbed a bronze and a French national record with an 8:01 breath-hold.

Other women’s national records set on the day included Japan’s Yuriko Ichihara (7:19), Finland’s Iiris Ala-Olla (7:11), Taiwan’s Lin Shin Ju (6:27) and Singapore’s Patricia Paige Ong (6:12).

The men’s podium saw France’s Florian Dagoury bring home the gold with a 10:01 breath-hold, Russia’s Aleksandr Maksimov (competing under no flag due to his country’s invasion of Ukraine) nabbed the silver with 9:10 and Sweden’s David Spreitz Elings got the bronze with 8:36.

Check out the replay of Day 3 below.

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.