Could you break these bizzare world records?

As athletes we are all love a bit of competiton, but unfortunately, most of us are in the dark about when we will next be able to race. But that dosen’t mean we can’t compete in other things right?!

To get you thinking… I thought we’d put together a couple of the most bizzare swimming world records that are out there.

Fastest time to swim around Manhattan…

On 28 September 2011, Austrialian, Oliver Wilkinson swam around the island of Manhattan in New York, USA, in a time of 5 hr 44 min 2 sec. I’m sure you are wondering just how far this swim is right? It’s a whopping 45.9 km. Which means he swam at a blistering 44.9s/100 pace. Talk about current assisted!

Most people crammed into a swimming cap…

4! For this record they used a normal size swim cap that was stretched underwater by 6 people, then 4 people jumped into the cap and pulled it up to their waists without breaking it!

Most swim caps worn at once…

75! I don’t know about you but I’m sure that I have about 75 caps hiding around my house and in my swim bag that I could use to give this a go!

Most skips of a rope wearing swimming fins in one minuite…

167! Suerly with enough practice and a pair of our fave fins we could give this a go!

Fastest 100m hurdles while wearing swim fins…

14.82 seconds! At this stage, I must admit that I can hardly walk in fins, and probably can’t make it over a hurdle even without fins. But I’m certain there is a super star reading this that could give this one a go.

The fastest time to swim 50 metres whilst balancing a socccer ball on the head…

44.95 seconds! For this record Masud Rana swam with his head out of the water, with a soccer ball on top for one lap of a 50m pool. Think we can convince out coaches that this is an effective drill?

Fastest International Life Saving Federation (ILSF) 100 m Manikin Carry with fins…

49.87 seconds! Here is one for all the surf athletes reading!

If you want to try some a little less official World Records theres plenty of choice out there. But here are a few of my faves!

Most people wearing cashew moustahces in a pool…

4! Yep this is exactly what you are thinking. Just 4 people in a pool wearing chashew nuts as moustaches. Be right back, I’ve got to go buy some chashew nuts!

Most swimming pool cannonballs into a pool by 4 people in 1 min…

34! That’s eight and a half each, soooo… just bump it up to nine each, grab three friends and you’ve got yourself an unofficial world record!

Longest time standing on an inflatable raft in a pool…

Just to be clear, he was standing on a blow up matteress for a total of… Four minutes, and 36.16 seconds! Lets band some friends together and we can totally give this one a go!