Freediver Makes Amazing Underwater Rings

It is one of the most visually-appealing fun things a swimmer can do in the sport – the underwater ring.

One of the most artistic covers Swimming World Magazine has ever produced occurred in January 2013 when Anthony Ervin graced our cover by “ringing in the new year” with his amazing underwater rings.

Photo Courtesy: Swimming World Magazine

Photo Courtesy: Swimming World Magazine

But, thanks to Markus Rogan, we now know of an incredible underwater ring artist.

David Helder, a 40-year-old French freediver, is featured in this video promoted by Freediving UAE.



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    Wow those are some awesome underwater rings, They must be giant by the time they hit the surface.

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      They are definitely impressive. That’s for sure!

Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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