Watch: Swimmer Sets Frozen Plunge RecordThe 250-foot swim was beneath 3 feet of ice
It wasn't enough for Danish World Champion freediver Stig Severinson to set one Guinness World Record in 2010 by swimming 236 feet under ice. Severinson has now broken his own record by swimming a staggering 250 feet under three feet of ice, without coming up for air, and while wearing only a swimsuit - not even flippers to help him out. He was attached to a harness so that he wouldn't become lost under the ice.
During the record-breaking 1:26 swim, Severinson was being filmed for a Discovery Channel documentary, "The Man Who Doesn't Breathe." Severinson describes what it's like to make the swim, saying, "If your mind gets stiff, like your body, then the whole thing can be a disaster because if my mind freaks out, you're going to panic, and panic is what kills. I just sleep, almost in that emptiness, in that freedom; I kind of do everything in a slow motion."
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