Man Races Underwater, Kicks Ass, Gets Disqualified

Submitted by: Monosandalos 6 years ago Sports

Yes you"re supposed to surface after a few metres but why should you have to when you"re this good?
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Female 536
They really should make underwater swimming an official event. I did competitive swim for years, and I would have kicked ass at this!
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Male 6,694
I do that every day.
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Female 28
Aqua Man! They got you on youtube!
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Male 1,598
He`s a fish man!
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Male 110
new event please! that was cool
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Male 496
Howard Cosell of swimming
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Male 15,510
What a extremely amazing, and fascinating talented fail
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Male 417
I can only guess that he knew he was one of the slowest swimmers and would *not* place .... so if you`re going out, go out in style!
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Male 988
"He DQed on purpose, he just wanted to see how fast he could go"
OMG is someone on the internet THINKING?
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Male 26
He DQed on purpose, he just wanted to see how fast he could go
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Female 240
The race isn`t for who can dive farthest and fastest, its for who does the fastest back crawl, so yeah, better be disqualified.
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Female 35
like people are saying, swimming like that is just faster... besides, he technically broke the rules.
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Male 46
you cant stay underwater because this guy used to do all his races this way and he would only win
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Male 535
under water you are naturally faster than on the surface. it`s not a unique talent, every swimmer would be faster that way
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Male 2
The rules state that the swimmer has to surface within 15 yards of the start which is denoted by the red mark on the lane rope. Unfortunately for lane 7, rules is rules.
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Male 86
It`s called stream lining, if you have a strong dolphin kick its actually alot easier and quicker than swimming. The hard part is just being able to hold your breath. He`s an idiot for purposely getting DQ`d like that.
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Male 493
That guy is a bloody dolphin!
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Male 234
@jtrebowski

Very good point.
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Male 5,413
That was impressive!
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Male 3,364
It was a backstroke race. I didin`t see him do the backstroke. DQ.
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Male 37,888
this is like Girls Volleyball.

we don`t care who wins as long as they look good doing it.
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Male 4,004
But the point of a race is to get there as fast as possible. I understand that swimming has different categories, but maybe his point was that there is a better way to race than "not the fastest".

It would be like disqualifying someone out of the crab walking race for sprinting, but if there is no "running" category, then why even call it a race?
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Male 1,929
I don`t think I could manage that. Bit crazy just to go for the DQ though. I wonder why he did it.
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Male 118
Well said skeezer.

That`s like if you guys were arguing a player in football should be able to run out of bounds the whole way to the endzone or in basketball a player made a great dunk but just sprinted across the dang court without dribbling at all.
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Male 1,081
@belunan
I could name a few laws that are totally BS. I think that`s what he meant. People follow laws because the are laws regardless of what reason they were made, if any.
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Male 720
It`s not a legal swim. Any of those guys could have done that, but instead chose not to get disqualified.
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Male 12,138
What a crock of sh*t.

Sports are just artificial competitions, entirely defined by rules. You`re allowed to go 15 metres underwater. Heck, at the Superbowl next weekend, the QB could bomb the ball into the other endzone from his own 10-yard line, and scream "Touchdown, bitches!".

Don`t necessarily make it so.
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Male 12
@freddyferret
"But if others had been able to do that too, someone else might have been faster."
Isn`t that part of sports? Doing something faster or better than someone else? Also, the underwater swim is part of the race, riding a harley is not part of tour the france.. stupid comparison
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Male 1,021
I could ride a bike next to the pool even faster. Should I be the winner?
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Male 1,505
"rules rules rules, thats our effed up society for you."

He broke the rules, he got called on it. The end.

Rules don`t eff up society; rules are the pillars of society. If you don`t like it, go live in a cave. Otherwise, put your 14-hole oxblood Doc Martins away and fill out a job application.
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Male 25,416
Tis a good effort for sure
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Male 11,740
niceguy191 said it perfectly. You can`t compete in the backstroke and not DO the backstroke. You can`t ride a Harley in the Tour de France. It`s awesome that he went the length of the pool underwater. But if others had been able to do that too, someone else might have been faster.
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Male 462
rules rules rules, thats our effed up society for you.
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Male 3,842
He was disqualified because he didn`t do the backstroke. The only interesting thing is why he would do that in actual competition when it is flagrantly against the rules.
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Male 93
Completely appreciate (correct spelling as needed) his skill of swimming but the rules are rules :/
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Female 1,380
@jendrian those aren`t "moobs" they`re pecs.
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Male 169
Makes sense that you would get disqualified for this. It is supposed to be a BACK STROKE... If you did any other sort of stroke you would be disqualified, so why not for not even doing a single stroke in the style you were supposed to in that race? I also wouldn`t be surprised if every other swimmer in that pool could do that just as quickly if they had some sort of "underwater dolphin kick" race or something...
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Male 683
@FAKEBACON

Gee, thanks.

This was pretty sweet though, reminds me of the time I did a corkscrew during a relay one time. Except thats legal in freestyle xD
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Male 42
I think the limit is about 12m under water. The reason that you are not allowed to go further is because there is less drag under water then trying to break through it on the surface. all of those swimmers would be able to do that in roughly that time.
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Male 2,579
like a dolphin
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Female 1,324
retarded, those are stupid rules just meant to make everyone equal which I guess makes sense but :/ if they can do it, let them do it.
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Male 1,051
Well least he got ice cream.
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Female 139
LazyMe484 :
No, for all events there is a limit to how long you can stay underwater. for some strokes you sometimes have to do a pull underwater first, but you cannot do the whole race underwater for any stroke
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Male 3,076
@whyme73
[quote]Man Races Underwater, Kicks Ass, Gets Disqualified[/quote]
and in the video he says
[quote]hes just gona go for the under water and take the DQ[/quote]
I bet "DQ" means disqualofication
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Male 118
Lazyme, nope. You still must surface.
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Male 586
About as awesome as Aquaman himself!
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Male 469
He should have been disqualified because you can only go 15 meters or so underwater. But still impressive.
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Male 10,440
Would this be allowed if it was freestyle?
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Male 247
They suck ass anyway. This guy realized winning against them properly meant nothing, kudos.
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Female 423
I`ll always wonder where does Gerry get these pictures, sometimes more interesting than the post itself...
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Male 2,516
look at the moobs in all those men in Gerry`s post
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Male 3,076
Oo HOLY poo!
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Female 412
I`m an ex-competitive swimmer. One can only stay underwater for a maximum of 15m, and yes most pros go the whole hog and come up at exactly that point!

I`m going to assume the reason for this is that it is meant to be a backstroke race not an underwater fly-kick race, so there has to be a limit.

That was pretty impressive though!
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Male 2,441
Lots of people can do that. Just not quite that quickly.
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Male 365
So he cheated and got DQ`d. Big whoop.
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Male 37,888
mmmmmm... sexy, wet men in bikini`s mmmmmmmm



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Male 1,931
I think if you`re able to go from one side of the pool to the other, and beat everyone else, it doesn`t matter what your technique is. But that`s me, I`ve never done anything related to competitive swimming.
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Female 857
shame, he thought outside the pool!
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Male 8,302
Yeah sure its awesome, and all credit to him, but its against the rules. The whole point of having a swimming competition is to swim in the style dictated by the rules.

> most experienced swimmers in backstroke competitions
> stay under water up to the limit set by FINA (15 meters
> after the start and after every turn).
Backstroke Rules
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Male 541
...super exciting
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Male 1,548

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Male 290
Link: Man Races Underwater, Kicks Ass, Gets Disqualified [Rate Link] - Yes you`re supposed to surface after a few metres but why should you have to when you`re this good?
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