Diving 358 feet in less than 3 minutes, Hawaii swimmer breaks record

A diver from Hawaii has broken the USA Men’s National Freediving Record.
Published: Jul. 4, 2022 at 6:53 AM HST|Updated: Jul. 6, 2022 at 9:27 AM HST
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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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