Czech Freediver David Vencl Breaks Under-Ice Swimming World Record


Czech freediver David Vencl has broken Stig Severinsen’s eight-year-passe Guinness anecdote for swimming below the ice.

In 2013, Severinsen place the anecdote of 250 feet (76.2 meters) underwater — without fins and even a wetsuit — below one-meter-thick ice on a single breath of air.

Vencl closing month swam 81 meters (265.75 feet) below the ice of an passe quarry northwest of Prague. He in the origin had deliberate to enact the strive below the ice of Lake Weissensee in Carinthia, Austria, nonetheless COVID-19 sail restrictions place the kibosh on that.

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John Liang

John Liang is the Records Editor at He first got the diving malicious program while in Excessive College in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Originate 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 Hover of Costa Rica, and other locations along side a pool in Las Vegas helping to interrupt the enviornment anecdote for primarily the most intelligent underwater press convention.