Courageous Czech free-diver David Vencl has set a brand new world under-ice swimming report after plunging beneath ice in a frozen lake to cowl a distance of 81m (265ft) whereas holding his breath for extra a minute and a half.
The astonishingly brave 38-year-old defied 3C water temperatures to dive right into a gap lower within the ice of a lake in Lahost, northern Czech Republic.
Vencl was sporting solely a swimsuit when he swam the space of 80.9 meters to comfortably beat the earlier report of 76.2m, set by Stig Avall Severinsen of Denmark in October 2013.
The lithe athlete held his breath for 95 seconds to swim below the one-foot-thick ice earlier than rising from one other gap within the frozen lake floor as he accomplished the freezing feat.
“It was sooner than I anticipated – I felt nice,” Vencl mentioned. “I knew for positive that I’ll swim the 80 meters however, after all, that weight of the second was the one factor that was tiring me down slightly bit.”
“On this self-discipline, you must be within the as we speak and now: mindfulness, holding a transparent head and concentrating on the second,” he added.
“You may’t take into consideration what’s going to occur in 5 minutes or 5 meters or 5 seconds.”
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