This Day In Sports History (May 25th) – Quebec Nordiques
Watch Guillaume Néry Dive Into NEMO 33, a.k.a. The Deepest Swimming Pool In The World (Video)
In 2002, Guillaume Néry broke the free-diving world record, as he plummeted 87 meters into the Villefranche-sur-Mer harbour in Alpes-Maritimes, France. Two years later he improved that record to 96 meters at Saint-Leu, la Réunion, and two years after that he broke his own record once again, this time descending 109 meters into the water at Nice. His record has since been broken and is currently held by Herbert Nitsch beat Aaron Butel, at 124 meters.
Néry was back in the pool recently, as he took a dive deep into NEMO 33, the world’s largest swimming pool in Brussels, Belgium. The pool reaches a maximum depth of 34.5 meters and contains 2.5 million liters of non-chlorinated, highly-filtered spring water. And while the French diver wasn’t breaking any records on this occasion, he did make the long, tranquil journey 34.5-meters to the bottom of NEMO.
You can watch that journey in the video below.
***Update: I just realized that this video is from November 2010, but it is still quite enjoyable.
Hat Tip – [Barstool Philly]