Diving 358 feet in less than 3 minutes, Hawaii swimmer breaks record
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A diver from Hawaii has broken the USA Men’s National Freediving Record.
During the AIDA depth championships in the Philippines last week, Kurt Chambers completed a self-powered dive to 358 feet on a single breath of air.
The record dive took 2 minutes and 54 seconds.
The Kailua-Kona native is now the deepest competitive free diver in all of North America.
“At some point I went ahead and set my mind on it even if it was kind of an ambitious goal to reach those numbers based on where I was at,” Chambers said. “I set my mind to it and ended up being successful.”
Chambers teaches freediving courses in Hawaii.
He holds ten national records.
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