Two Freediving Guinness World Records Set

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Ekaterina Nekrasova of Russia swam under the ice without fins or a wetsuit for 102.7 (336 feet) metres on March 6, 2021, and surpassed Czech freediver David Vencl’s previous record of 81 meters (265.75 feet) set last month. Ekaterina is 40 years old and took up freediving 4 years ago. Maria Olshevskaya also of Russia conducted a breath-hold (without a wetsuit) in 1-degree ice-cold water for 4 minutes and 17 seconds on March 8, 2021. These records celebrated International Women’s Day. Both of these women’s accomplishments have been accepted into the Guinness World Book of Records.

′′Dear girls, divers and divers girlfriends. The men of the Federation of Freediving are happy to say kind words and congratulate you on this Spring Day – March 8! Be loved, happy, give happiness, lucky and bring good luck!”

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Kathy is the owner of Kirk Scuba Gear, a passionate Scuba Diver, Ocean Advocate and Managing Editor of The Scuba News Canada

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