Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Vanja Peleš, Mirela Kardasevic Break CMAS Pool Freediving World Records With 215m, 200m Swims


Croatian freedivers Vanja Peleš and Mirela Kardasevic each set new World Records this past weekend during their country’s National Pool Freediving Competition in Zagreb.

Competing in the Dynamic No Fins discipline under CMAS rules, Peleš set a new men’s World Record with a 215-meter (705-foot) swim, while Kardasevic set a new women’s World Record with a 200-meter 656-foot swim.

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Posted by Mirela Kardasevic on Sunday, November 15, 2020

As Kardasevic wrote on her Facebook profile:

“It was a struggle and very stressful to get to this competition due to the whole situation in the world but our organisers DPS, Submania and Croatian Freediving Federation tried really hard for this competition to happen since we hadn’t competed in a very, very, very long time.

“I have to admit that I was very nervous and it was hard to stay calm, it was for sure the hardest dive I ever did, but for the beginning of the season, base training and during Covid19 times, I am more than happy with this result. I have learned from my mistakes, which I won’t repeat again, and I have felt the feeling of the competition again, which is the most important thing.

“Now, we wait for the record validation and we go back to base training.”

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.