Performance Freediving International‘s flagship competition, Deja Blue V draws to a close this week as athletes from many different countries throw down and go for that first place medal…and the glory that goes along with it.
The big news today comes from American freediver John Hullverson, who broke the US National Record for DNF last night. Swimming lengths of a pool, underwater, on a single breath without fins, Hullverson reached a total distance of 142 meters (nearly 6 lengths of a 25 meter pool!) in 2:42, further than any other American to date.
Last night also saw another record fall as Irish freediver, Vernon Scholey, broke the Irelands National Record for static apnea with a time of 5:34.
The competition has been a tight one and has seen excitement as World Record Holder and Canadian freediver Mandy-Rae Krack returned to the “ring” after several years hiatus. For more info on Deja Blue V, check out Performance Freediving and be sure to watch the action in the videos below! DBV Competition Day 4 Ocean Highlights! from Performance Freediving on Vimeo. DBV Competition Day 3 Highlights from Performance Freediving on Vimeo. DBV Ep. 5 “7-Time World Record Holder Back in the Water” from Performance Freediving on Vimeo. DBV Competition Day 2 from Performance Freediving on Vimeo.