Records & Firsts

21-time United States Record Holder

first American to 50m, 60m and 70m: Constant No Fins (CNF)
first American to 80m and 90m: Free Immersion (FIM)
first American to 90m: Constant Weight (CWT)

Only American to freedive the Arch

Dahab, Egypt
One of ten athletes to dive the Arch with only mask and fin.
The Arch is a descent of approximately 60m (200 feet) down into the Blue Hole in Dahab, Egypt (Red Sea), then a horizontal swim of 30m (100 feet) through the Arch to the open sea, and an ascent of 60m (200 feet) back to the surface

First Place Overall: 2008 Triple Depth Competition

Dahab, Egypt (Red Sea)

Third Place Overall: 2012 Vertical Blue Competition

Dean’s Blue Hole, Long Island, Bahamas
(largest individual competition of 2012)

United States Freediving Records

Constant Weight (CWT)

94 meters
24 November 2012
Long Island, Bahamas

92 meters
August 2012
Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

90 meters
April 2010
Dean’s Blue Hole, Bahamas

87 meters
April 2010
Dean’s Blue Hole, Bahamas

84 meters
November 2009
Dean’s Blue Hole, Bahamas

83 meters
April 2009
Dean’s Blue Hole, Bahamas

Free Immersion (FIM)

90 meters
2 May 2015
Long Island, Bahamas

88 meters
3 December 2014
Long Island, Bahamas

87 meters
20 November 2012
Long Island, Bahamas

86 meters
April 2010
Dean’s Blue Hole, Bahamas

82 meters
July 2009
Sougia, Crete, Greece

80 meters
April 2009
Dean’s Blue Hole, Bahamas

Variable Weight (VWT)

85 meters
April 2009
Long Island, Bahamas

Constant Weight No Fins (CNF)

70 meters
19 September 2011
Kalamata, Greece

68 meters
September 2011
Kalamata, Greece

63 meters
November 2009
Dean’s Blue Hole, Bahamas

60 meters
September 2009
Dahab, Egypt

55 meters
April 2008
Cayman Islands

53 meters
April 2008
Cayman Islands

50 meters
3 November 2007
Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

48 meters
April 2007
Cayman Islands

About the different disciplines

Constant Weight (CWT):
In Constant Weight, the athlete swims down to a bottom plate, then back to the surface, using only fins (typically a monofin). Viewed by many as the primary depth discipline, CWT requires the athlete to ascend with the same weight as used on descent (no dropping of weights or weighted sleds are permitted). This discipline requires a combination of equalization, compression and anaerobic capacity.

Variable Weight (VWT):
In Variable Weight, the athlete is permitted to leave weight at the bottom, and the use of weighted sleds to descend is permitted (ascent may be by pulling, finning, or both). Though the athlete must equalize and compress to greater depths, VWT is anaerobically less demanding than CWT, FIM and CNF. Unlike those disciplines, VWT is not done in competition: athletes must organize individual record attempts.

Free Immersion (FIM):
In Free Immersion, the athlete pulls down the line to a bottom plate, then pulls back to the surface, without the use of fins. Like CWT, FIM requires the athlete to ascend with the same weight as used on descent (no dropping of weights or weighted sleds are permitted), and requires a combination of equalization, compression and anaerobic capacity.

Constant Weight No Fins (CNF):
In Constant No Fins, the athlete swims down to a bottom plate, then back to the surface, without the use of fins or the rope. Arguably the purest discipline, CNF also requires the athlete to ascend with the same weight as used on descent (no dropping of weights or weighted sleds are permitted). Though CNF dives are generally shallower than other disciplines, they are anaerobically more challenging.