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Longest breath hold swim under ice (fins and diving suit)

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  • Who: Stig Åvall Severinsen

  • What: Longest breath hold swim under ice (fins and diving suit)

  • Where: Greenland

The longest distance swam under ice with the breath held is 152.4 m (500 ft) by Stig Åvall Severinsen (Denmark), without the use of breathing equipment but with a wetsuit and swim fins, at Qorlortoq Lake (Lake 40) in Ammasslik Island, Sermersoq Municipality, East Greenland on 16 April 2013.

The depth of the ice was between 80 and 100 cm (2.62 and 3.28 feet). The total dive time was 2 minutes and 11 seconds.

 

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