Under ice (Distance | Men)
Last updated: February 28, 2020 at 2:23 am
PROVISIONAL NEW RECORD: 180 m (590 ft) — Alexey Molchanov (Russia) swam the distance in a flooded quarry near Moscow on February 25, 2020. He wore a full-body wetsuit and monofin during the dive which lasted 2 min 40 sec. Molchanov dedicated his record dive to his mother, Natalia Molchanova, who died in 2015.
152.4 m (500 ft) — Stig Severinsen (Denmark) swam the distance in April 2013 under one metre (3 feet) of ice in Qorlortoq Lake (Greenland) wearing a full-body wetsuit and monofin. The dive lasted 2 min 11 sec.
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