Amber Fillary
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Three times was certainly the charm for Amber Fillary whose incredible determination saw her break not one, but three Guinness World Records in the space of two days!


Konsberg, Norway (04 March 2024) — South African record holder, Amber Fillary, has made history once again, setting not one, but three new Guinness World Records this weekend in Konsberg, Norway!

On Saturday, 2nd March 2024, Amber shattered her previous record by swimming 100 meters under the ice in a single breath, wearing only a costume.

As if that achievement wasn’t enough, she pushed herself even further, breaking her own record the following day by swimming an astonishing 105 meters under the ice in a single breath, still wearing only a costume.

Despite these incredible achievements, Amber still had enough gas in the tank to set ANOTHER record.  Demonstrating unparalleled determination and skill, she swam an incredible 110 meters under the ice on a single breath accompanied by a costume and a monofin.

Thanks to her triple threat of World Records, Amber has secured her place in the halls of sports history as the sole individual to have swum the furthest under the ice in a single breath.

In an exclusive statement, Amber Fillary expressed her elation at her unprecedented achievement, saying,

“I am beyond ecstatic to have broken not one, but three Guinness World Records in the span of just two days. This journey has been nothing short of incredible, and I am immensely grateful for the support of my sponsor, Carrick Wealth, whose unwavering belief in me has been instrumental in this success.”

The athlete’s feats extend far beyond the realm of athletics; serving as a powerful reminder of the resilience of the human spirit.

Drawing from her own struggles with mental health issues, Fillary hopes to raise awareness and inspire others to overcome their own challenges.

“I dedicate these records to everyone who is battling with mental health issues,” she remarked. “I want to show that no matter how difficult things may seem, with determination and support, anything is possible. Together, we can break through barriers and achieve the extraordinary.”

Sources: Supplied / Free Diving Norway
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