How long can you hold your breath underwater?

So how long are you able to hold before returning to the surface for air? I've personally been able to hold for roughly 3 minutes. :p But until recently I get only about 2 minutes and 30 seconds on my wrist watch. :o


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  • I think I am like you 2 to 3 minutes - I read an article recently about Harry Houdini the escape artist from early in the 20th century, he obviously trained for it but his cut off point to get him out from his underwater stage stunts was 13 MINUTES.

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  • I'm not sure but if I don't swim underwater I can hold it long. If I do swim underwater, I can only hold it for a few seconds. I don't know if it's Aquaphobia but as soon as I start to run out of air underwater, I feel like urinating. I quickly emerge from the water.

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  • Beats me 😛

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  • Maybe 30 sec or 45 sec

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  • Not more than 2 minutes.

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  • I am not sure, but I would guess it will be somewhere around 15 seconds only.

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  • I can't even drink water cuz it drown me

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  • Maybe 2 second😂

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  • About three minutes..

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  • I can hold my breath for ten minutes, but only if not being alive counts as holding your breath.

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    • 1mo

      Oh no, you had a drowning experience too? :/ I totally know how it feels.. it hurts and your lungs burn. :(

    • 1mo

      @BubbleQueen no, I'm joking. Stupid I know.

      I'm too much of a pussy to actually go in the water, so drowning isn't much of a risk

  • I can swim 200m under water. Never clocked it.

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  • eh not that long... but never really tried it much

    maybe 1-5 minutes at most

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  • never tried it so dont know

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  • I've held it for like 15 years once I have a zipper on my mouth like this emoticon 🤐

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    • 1mo

      Fun fact! If you held your breath for 15 years it would be roughly 7884000 Minutes!

  • Maybe 10 seconds at most lol

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  • Yeah for about 40 seconds tops.
    Haven't practiced

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