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Czech free-diver breaks ice-swim world record

February 23, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Czech free-diver David Vencl swam nearly 81 metres (265.75 ft) beneath the ice on Tuesday, breaking the world record after braving the freezing water wearing only a swimsuit.

Czech free-diver David Vencl swam nearly 81 metres (265. 75 ft) beneath the ice on Tuesday, breaking the world record after braving the freezing water wearing only a swimsuit.

Vencl, who dropped into the water through one hole cut in the one-foot-thick ice before emerging from another, beat the previous record of 250 feet set by Denmark's Stig Avall Severinsen in October, 2017 in southern Greenland.

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