SPORT Hold your breath: Arthur Guérin-Boëri sets another world record

The 8th of March 2022, Morrison’s Quarry, Quebec, Canada

A breathtaking short documentary about how Arthur Guérin-Boëri set another world record

What does it take to break an under-ice freediving world record? 105 meters of icy water, thousands of hours of training, a reliable timepiece and *checks notes*, a pair of speedos. Sounds easy? Well, it’s only easy if you’re Arthur Guérin-Boëri. The legendary 37-year-old has just broken another CMAS (World Underwater Federation) world record: the longest distance covered under the ice.

Picture this: a frozen lake peppered with triangular diving holes, surrounded by snow-covered cliffs. The water temperature reads 1°C. On one extreme end of the series of diving holes, we see the daredevil diver’s head above clear blue water. He’s regulating his breathing, preparing to dive under the thick ice sheet and into the record books. 105 meters later, he’s done it. With nothing but a pair of speedos and a TAG Heuer Aquaracer, Arthur Guérin-Boëri is on the other end of greatness. Again.


Sometimes athletes need the right tools to enable them to go beyond their limits. To give them that extra edge. When it comes to freediving, time is everything. So having the right watch is essential. That’s why the TAG Heuer Aquaracer is a freediver’s best friend. It makes you feel safe while you’re holding your breath, battling the elements and looking to break records. 

The dream before the record

Before he manifested this record into existence, we spoke to Guérin-Boëri as he was preparing for it. You’ll find this enlightening exchange on our podcast. He also spoke about mental resilience, the eternal quest for wellbeing, and why the main tool a freediver needs is a watch.