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Amber Fillary Heads Back to Norway for Back-to-Back Guinness World Record Attempts 

One year after her thwarted attempt due to a knee infection causing her to blackout under the ice, Amber Fillary, current Guinness World Record Holder for the longest swim under ice on a single breath, wearing only a bikini and goggles, is gearing up for another shot at glory in Norway. Set to take place on March 2nd and 3rd, 2024, Amber aims to break the current men’s record for the longest distance under ice on a single breath and establish a new record swimming under the ice with a Monofin. 

"I was devastated after last year’s attempt," Amber reflects on her previous endeavour. "It's quite soul-destroying putting in all of the work and sacrifices for them to not amount to anything, but that is one of the challenges with this, and I suppose any sport, especially one where you are trying to set a Guinness World Record."

Despite setbacks, Amber’s determination remains unwavering. With her sights set on these formidable challenges, she is leaving no stone unturned in her preparation, including acclimatizing to the colder European weather in Berlin before heading to Norway. 

Excitement and nerves intertwine as Amber anticipates the intense feats that lie ahead. “It will be intense getting into the icy water twice to do two breath holds in one day,” she acknowledges, “but I’m not getting any younger and want to give this my all!” 

In a significant development, Carrick Wealth has joined Amber as her official sponsor for these record attempts, adding their support to her journey. Their involvement follows their sponsorship of renowned athlete Chris Bertish during his Transatlantic Stand-Up Paddle Board Crossing.

“Carrick is proud to be part of building her road to even greater achievements and supporting such an important cause. In today’s fast-paced and interconnected world, it’s crucial to recognise the understated significance of mental health.” – Rashay Makan, Managing Director: Carrick Wealth South Africa

Furthermore, the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) has been announced as the official charity for the event. Amber’s endeavours will not only break records but also serve as a platform to raise vital funds and awareness for mental health through SADAG’s initiatives. 

Amber’s record attempts are not just about personal achievement; they carry a deeper purpose. As a recovering addict and eating disorder survivor, she aims to raise awareness for mental health issues, particularly poignant after the global pandemic. Her message resonates: don’t let depression and addiction hinder your dreams. 

For those interested in supporting Amber on her journey, sponsorship opportunities are available, and she has also set up a crowdfunding page to assist with funding. 

As Amber embarks on this extraordinary adventure, the support of Carrick Wealth, SADAG, and her global community underscores the power of collaboration in pursuing athletic excellence while championing important causes.

For more information about Amber and her records, please visit www.amberfillary.com  

For sponsorships and partnerships, contact Amber at [email protected]  

To contribute to Amber’s funding, visit her crowdfunding page: https://makeachamp.com/amberfillary.



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Website: www.amberfillary.com 

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