Tanya sets 5th World Record

“At 5:26pm on Sunday, May 06 2001 Tanya Streeter set her 5th Freediving World Record 2 miles off the coast of Pigeon, near Bouillante in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. Using only the strength of her arms and wearing 3mm 2-piece wetsuit and a nose-plug, Tanya pulled herself down a rope to a depth of 70m/230ft in a time of 1 minute 16 seconds, grabbed the verification tag and pulled herself back to the surface in a total roundtrip time of 2 minutes and 28 seconds. With this dive she set a new world record in the Salt Water Free Immersion Category and beat the previous record held by Deborah Andollo of Cuba for 6 years by an astounding 10m/33ft. She also put herself within 3m/10ft of the current men’s world record in the same discipline.

The dive was officiated by 2 representatives of Freediving’s international governing body, AIDA (International Association for the Development of Apnea) who verified that it was carried out in strict accordance with the regulations. A team of safety scuba divers were placed at 70m/230ft, 50m/164ft and 30m/98ft, and there were 2 safety freedivers who awaited Tanya at 25m/82ft at 10m/33ft.

Tanya was also the first athlete in the history of this growing sport to undergo a doping test for her performance, in accordance with the International Olympic Committee’s statutes.”

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Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of DeeperBlue.com. His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years-old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a passion he pursued in all his spare time. In 1996 his passion for the underwater world led him to setup DeeperBlue.com. When he gets time he enjoys both Freediving and Scuba Diving when not traveling for work or enjoying time with his family in London.

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