Saturday, July 20, 2024

Tory George Sets New US National Freediving Record

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US freediver Tory George has set a new national record in the Constant Weight with Monofin (CWT) discipline with a 111m/364ft dive.

George broke the record on April 4 at the Camotes AIDA Freediving Challenge held in the province of Cebu, Philippines. The event was organized by Thibault Guignes and Camotes Freediving.

According to George:

“Every moment is not just a moment, that moment is about so much more. That moment is about every other moment that led to that moment, the people that helped along the way, and the little things that contributed, ever so slightly, and were all too paramount in taking one step further. Every single one of these moments makes this moment, not my moment, but everybody else’s moment too, and that’s what makes this moment so special.”

This is George’s third USA national record. He holds the Free Immersion (FIM) record with a 103m/337ft dive set at the AIDA Caribbean Cup 2022 held last May in Roatan, Honduras.

George’s CWT record surpasses the previous national record of 110m set September 11, 2021 by fellow USA athlete Kurt Chambers at the AIDA Panglao Depth Games held in Panglao, Philippines.

Additionally, George’s 111m dive would be a continental record but the event did not have the AIDA judge level required to make it official, according to USA Freediving President Ricardo Paris:

“We are very happy to see Tory’s continued success. After his surprising records last year, we are very impressed by his continued dedication and hard work toward new records.” 

Tory George USA NR in CWT (Image credit: Fede Busoni)
Tory George USA NR in CWT (Image credit: Fede Busoni)
John Liang
John Lianghttps://www.deeperblue.com/
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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