Year 1905, July the 16th... over 100 years ago, Sweden had their first National Championship in Dynamic Apnea and Constant Weight.
(click on the little "info icon" up here to the right, and you can see the orginal program from this championship !!! )
Apnea Records made Under Ice
Because there is such a vast interest in under ice freediving, we within
Apnea Mania have taken the step to recommend those records as official Under Ice Demonstrate Records. Freediving under ice differs remarkably from freediving in warm water; therefore it is relevant to have specified under ice records (for demonstrate only).
Please read info at this link
Best result known in Constant Weight is 54m. done in Högsma, Sweden.
Best result known in Free Immersion is 56m, Domagoj Jakovac, Croatia,
050515 in Norway. In Dynamic with fins, the best result is 90m, Christian Redl, Austria, 030214. (everything with use of AIDA rules, of course)
Dynamic Apnea, no fins, under ice in only "speedos":
72m, Stig Åvall Severinsen DEN, 100306, in Denmark,(Guinness & AIDA)
57,5m, Wim Hof, NED, 000316, (no judges)
Dynamic Apnea, with fins, under ice:
110m, Şahika Ercümen, TUR, 110212, Weissensee, Austria. (Guinness)108m, Nikolay Linder, GER, 100115, Weissensee, Austria. (AIDA Judges)
68m, Nikolay Linder, GER, 100106, Lake Garichte, Switzerland. (AIDA)
50m, Jaromir Foukal, AUT, 090306, Weissensee, Austria. (AIDA Judges)
43m, Leonardo D'impozano, ITA, 080224, Lake Smaraldo, Fondo City, Italy, (dive time 53 sec, AIDA Judges)
No Limit, under ice:
60m, Andreas Pap, GER, 110115, Weissensee, Austria. (AIDA Judges)
The FIRST static record is 6'29", Georges Pouliquin from France, the 3th November 1912 in Paris, this is something to remember when you look at freedivers saying that they did a world record in static with a time lower than 6'29 (from Guinness)
Static Apnea, Official world record.
11'35", Stéphane Mifsud from France, 090608 in Hyérs, France.
10'12", Tom Sietas, Germany, 080607, Athen, Greece
10'04", St?phane Mifsud from France, 070712 in Hyérs, France.
This is how long you can hold your breath "total" in one hour.
59'45", Giancarlo Bellingrath from Italy, 020428 in Napoli.
59'33", Benjamin Franz from Germany, 990111 in Germany.
59'25", Jean-Pol Francois from Belgium, 961124 in Belgium.
59'15", Didier Couver from Fance, 940918 in France.
59'10", Andy Le Sauce from France, 940120 in La Reunion.
58'35", Patrick Angelo from France, 1993 in France.
57'03", Andy Le Sauce from France, 920624 in La Reunion.
Tandem No Limit,
122m, Benjamin Franz and Pipin Ferreras, 001116 in Aruba
101m, Audrey Mestre and Mandy Cruickshank, 001117 in Aruba
115m, Audrey Mestre and Pipin Ferreras. 980606 in Mexico, (mix)
Dynamic in open water,
209m, Stig Åvall Severinsen from Denmark, 060729 in Germany
143m, Sébastien Murat from Schweiz, 991016 in Schweiz
152m, Marina Kazankova from Russia, 040918 in Rovinje, Croatia
16 x 50m,
This is, as fastest you can, swim 16 times 50m with fins,
11'15", Mikael Asp, Sweden, 061118 in Berlin
11'43", Laurent Cavanna, France, 060326, in Amiens
12'12", Brice Lequette, France, 051119 in Berlin
12'17", Mikael Asp, Sweden, 051119 in Berlin
12'29", Peter Pedersen, Denmark, 031115 in Berlin
20 x 50m,
This is, as fastest you can, swim 20 times 50m without fins,
19'43", Bill Strömberg from Sweden, 970808 in Malmö, Sweden
200 x 50m,
This is how fast you can swim 200 times 50m with fins, and still make it to the end... ;-)
4h 39 min and 24 seconds, Giancarlo Bellingrath from Naples, Italy, 060521. Mr. Bellingrath never stopped during his performance to drink or eat. (!!!)
5h and 30 min, Mathias "the Machine" Lanner from Sweden, 031122 in Stockholm, Sweden. The first 150 he start every 90 sec, then he did 10 start 80, 10 start 75, 10 start 70, 10 start 65 and the last 10 start every 60 sek. After every block of 50, he did a short run for the toilet, fixing the feet and throw in a banana :-) Total uw-time 3 hours!
Dynamic Apnea for 24 hours,
51,1km, Sandi Bitenc from Slovenia, June 27th 2009 in Maribor.
44km, Andy Le Sauce from France, December 2001, in La Reunion
40km, Andy Le Sauce from France, 3-4 Mars, 2000 in La Reunion
35 575m, Stéphane Francois from France, 961207 in La Reunion
26 000m, Jean-Francois No?l from France, 930313 in France
23 225m, Francis Bruchini from France, 910521 in France
24 hour relay in Dynamic Apnea,
121496 meters, Done by 16 member mixed team in Ostrava, Czech Republic, March 29th-30th, 2008. Each swim was 50 meters and the average time per 50m lane was 35,56 seconds.
Old record was 93 965 meters, Done by a team from Finland, November 2006.
Static Apnea with pure oxygen,
20'21", Ricardo da Gama Bahia, Brazil, 110523, Brazil, (Guinness)
20'10", Stig Åvall Severinsen, Denmark, 100401, in Grenaa, DEN.
(Guinness and AIDA judges)
19'21", Peter Colat from Switzerland, 100216 in St. Gallen, SUI *
19'02", Nicola Putignano from Italy, 090521 in Italy
18'03", Gianluca Genoni from Italy, 081126 in Goito, Italy
17'19", Tom Sietas from Germany, 080919 in New York, USA (Guinness)
17'04", David Blaine from USA, 080430 in Chicago, USA (Guinness)
16'32", Peter Colat from Switzerland, 080210 in St. Gallen, SUI *
16'13", Tom Sietas from Germany, 080223 in Madrid, ESP (Guinness)
16'04", Peter Colat from Switzerland, 070210 in St. Gallen, SUI *
14'12", Tom Sietas from Germany, 060105 in Milano, ITA (Guinness)
(this with 25 min of pure oxygene inhale before start)
13'05", Bill Stromberg from Sweden, 041003 in Lausanne, SUI *
(this with only 4 min of pure oxygen inhale before start)
12'47", Giancarlo Bellingrath from Italy, 030615 in Naples, ITA
12'34", Gianluca Genoni from Italy, 020511 in Busto Arsizio, ITA
(* = with AIDA judges verifying the performance)
18'32", Karol Meyer from Brazil, 090710 in Florian?polis, Brazil
"Static Apnea" with pure oxygene, star from the bottom of a pool, and then in the end slowly going for the surface.
13'42", Robert Foster from USA, 590315 in San Rafael, California
Who stayed under 10 ft of water in a swimming pool. He hyperventilated with oxygen for 30 min before his descent and took his last breath at the bottom.
Constant Weight for 24 hours!
234 dives down to 21 meter in 24 hours, done by Franck Mess?gu?, France
This was done the 10th of May 1992 in La Reunion (total distance 10km)
The oldest recordsetter this far,
56 year's and 202 day's, Jacques Mayol, 105m in No Limit, 831019
53 year's and 37 day's, Annabel Briseno, 42m in CNF, 041023
The youngest recordsetter this far,
20 year's and 51 day's, Guillaume Nery, 87m in Constant, 020831...
Youngest girl.... info soon.
ps. remember, it's not about age, it's about performance and motivation!
Freediving in the Olympics,
Can you imagine that year 1900, in Paris, they had a special dynamic event on the Olympic program. They gave the competitors two points for each meter swum and one point for each second that the swimmer was able to stay under water. Now we call this "the Olympic Discipline"
(you are not allowed stay still in this event, you have to move all the time)
Result from the Olympic, 1900 in Paris,
1. Charles de Vendeville, FRA, 60m in 1'08".4, 188.4 points
2. Andr? Six, FRA, 60m in 1'05".4. 185.4 points
3. Peder Lykkeberg, DEN, 28.5m in 1'30".0, 147 points
4. de Romand, FRA, 47.5m in 50".2, 145 points
5. Tisserand, FRA, 30.75m in 48", 109.5 points
6. Hans Aniol, GER, 36.95m in 30", 103.9 points
7. Menault, FRA, 32.5m in 38".4, 103.4 points
8. Louis Marc, FRA, 34m in 32", 100 points
Peder Lykkeberg of Denmark would have won the event, having stayed underwater longer than anyone else, but lost "because he swam in a circle." ....this dane's !
It must be stressed that record-breaking of this kind is extremely dangerous.