My Guinness World Record Attempts
Fifty-year-old South African, Amber Fillary is the current world record holder for the longest swim under ice on a single breath – 90m – which she completed in Norway, in March 2022, in a time of 2min35sec, wearing only a bikini and pair of goggles.
In March 2023, Amber will once again be heading to Norway, this time she will be attempting to set two Guinness World Records. The first will be to beat her current record, by hopefully swimming more than 110m on a single breath. Once having completed this attempt, she will once again get back into the water and set a Guinness World Record for the longest swim under ice on a single breath using a mono fin. Due to being half a century in age, Amber is planning on pushing herself to her limits and giving these attempts her all to ensure they are not easily beaten in the future any time soon.
Amber will be doing these record attempts on the 4th of March 2023 in Norway with her team.
Why swim under the ice in these extreme conditions?
The driving force behind Amber’s record attempts, is to raise awareness for Mental Health Issues plaguing so many people in the world at this time. As a recovering addict and eating disorder survivor, Amber’s key message to those she interacts with is, to not let depression and addiction get in the way of living your dreams.
Amber is currently based in Cape Town, South Africa, where she is training with her coach. Below are the dates that she will be travelling for these attempts:
- 16 February 2023 – Amber leaves South Africa for Berlin, Germany, to acclimatise to the colder temperatures and to get some ice swimming under her belt before heading to Norway.
- 24 February 2023 – Amber leaves Berlin for Norway. Here she will be working with her team on the ground to find the perfect swimming venues for the attempts.
- 04 March 2023 – Guinness World Record Attempts
Monies and Sponsorship
In order to do this attempt, Amber is relying on crowdfunding and sponsorship to fund all of her expenses. We have attached Amber’s sponsorship letter to this mail, if you have any contacts who might be keen to get involved, please send this onto them. Alternatively, you can also assist Amber on her crowdfunding site – https://makeachamp.com/amberfillary
Any monies raised over what Amber needs for her attempt, will be donated to local non-profit mental health organisation’s in order to help them continue their incredible work.