Static apnea

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Static apnea is a discipline in which a person holds their breath (apnea) underwater for as long as possible, and need not swim any distance.[1] Static apnea is defined by the International Association for Development of Apnea (AIDA International) and is distinguished from the Guinness World Record for breath holding underwater, which allows the use of oxygen in preparation. It requires that the respiratory tract be immersed, with the body either in the water or at the surface, and may be performed in a pool or open water (sea, lake, river, etc.). Static apnea is the only AIDA International discipline measuring duration, and one of the three disciplines considered for the international competitions by team, with constant weight and dynamic with fins.

Record progression[edit]

Duration Name Date Location
11:35 [2] Stéphane Mifsud 8 June 2009 La Crau, France
10:12 Tom Sietas 7 June 2008 Athens, Greece
10:04 Stéphane Mifsud 12 July 2007 Hyères, France
9:15 Tom Sietas 12 May 2008 Mainz, Germany
9:08 Tom Sietas 1 May 2007 Hamburg, Germany
9:04 Herbert Nitsch 13 December 2006 Hurghada, Egypt
9:00 Tom Sietas 29 August 2006 Tokyo, Japan
8:58 Tom Sietas 12 December 2004 Eindhoven, Netherlands
8:47 Tom Sietas 11 June 2004 Hamburg, Germany
8:06 Martin Štěpánek 3 July 2001 Miami, USA[1]

With pure oxygen[edit]

There is a variation of the static apnea discipline where its possible to pre-breathe 100% oxygen for up to 30 minutes prior to the breathhold. This is not part of formal competitions, but is occasionally used to set individual records.

Duration Name Date Location Accreditation
22:30 Goran Čolak 29 September 2013 Zagreb, Croatia Guinness
22:22 Tom Sietas 30 May 2012 Changsha, China Guinness
22:00 Stig Severinsen 3 May 2012 London, United Kingdom
21:33 Peter Colat 17 September 2011 Ebikon, Switzerland Guinness
20:21 Ricardo Bahia 16 September 2010 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Guinness
20:10 Stig Severinsen 1 April 2010 Kattegatcentret, Denmark Guinness
19:21 Peter Colat 14 Feb 2010 St. Gallen, Switzerland Guinness
19:02 Nicola Putignano 21 May 2009 Milano, Italy Guinness
18:32 Karol Meyer 10 July 2009 Florianopolis, Brasil Guinness
18:03 Gianluca Genoni 26 November 2008 Italy
17:19 Tom Sietas 19 September 2008 New York, USA Guinness
17:04 David Blaine 30 April 2008 Chicago, USA Guinness
16:32 Peter Colat 10 February 2008 St. Gallen, Switzerland AIDA
16:13 Tom Sietas 23 February 2008 Madrid, Spain Guinness
16:04 Peter Colat 10 February 2007 St. Gallen, Switzerland AIDA
14:12 Tom Sietas 5 January 2006 Milano, Italy Guinness
13:05 Bill Strömberg 3 October 2004 Lausanne, Switzerland AIDA
12:47 Giancarlo Bellingrath 15 June 2003 Naples, Italy
12:34 Gianluca Genoni 11 May 2002 Busto Arsizio, Italy

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