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New world record for under-ice swimming

Discussion in 'Snorkeling & Freediving' started by Angelo Farina, Jan 14, 2021.

  1. Angelo Farina

    Angelo Farina Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Parma, ITALY
    Akimbo likes this.
  2. BoundForElsewhere

    BoundForElsewhere Are we there yet? ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: NYC
    Russians are freaking crazy. And tough.
    SloppyJoe likes this.
  3. tech_diver

    tech_diver Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    "Although the risks of ice-water swimming are numerous, this extreme sport is quite popular in Russia. Adherents insist that it improves the circulation and immune system and circulation. It even combats depression, they say."

    I'll just stay in the jacuzzi.
    tridacna likes this.
  4. CycleCat

    CycleCat Contributor

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: near Taos, New Mexico, USA
    Any improvement to immunity and circulation could be achieved without going under ice. That's just crazy!
    Nirvana likes this.
  5. XTAR

    XTAR Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: China
    That's crazy! Cold water never stops a willing heart to swim and dive.
  6. Dan

    Dan ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Lake Jackson, Texas
  7. Angelo Farina

    Angelo Farina Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Parma, ITALY
    She has a very good frog kick, and a poor arm stroke.
    Hence she mostly uses the legs for propulsion.
    If she improves the arm stroke and learns to leave the body travelling by inertia, she could reach 100m easily...
    Sam Miller III likes this.
  8. wildbill9

    wildbill9 Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: arkansas
    She has bigger balls than me. I consider cold water diving anything under 77 degrees.
  9. Scuba Client

    Scuba Client Banned

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Australia
    Some Russians. The rest are sane.
  10. Subcooled

    Subcooled ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Finland
    There are some truly great ice freedivers in Russia, BUT
    Johanna Nordblad, of Finland, dived 103m under ice in 2 minutes and 42 seconds.

    Yellow press coverage (in Finnish): https://www.is.fi/urheilu/art-2000007868704.html

    It is interesting and inspiring to see how these great athletes compete.

    ps. any Canadian freedivers out there?

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