How inspiring! Bill Lambert, 100 years old, celebrated his birthday with a dive, becoming the oldest scuba diver in the world. On the 25th of September 2020, he claimed this world record by completing a 27-minute dive at a depth of 12m/ 40 ft, at a lake in Illinois. He was guided by a member of Lowes Park Scuba dive centre and followed by numerous local news cameras and his daughter.
“It’s been pretty insane,” said Lambert’s daughter, Deb Steinfeld. “And the fact he’s still doing it and he’s still healthy enough to do it at 100 — he is an amazing guy.”
Bill Lambert’s message is clear,” try new things regardless of age”.
He started scuba diving at the age of 98. Then took a dive trip to Cozumel Mexico but did not submit for Guinness recognition. This time was his second attempt at the world record, having already dived at the age of 99, in the same location, Pearl Lake Illinois.
Bill says before he started scuba diving he was alive, but now, he is living his fullest life. And now his goal is to “live to 101 and break it again!”
Lambert’s final message to the local news was simple: “People should try it. If they like it, pursue it,”
Well, that’s it my friends, I have found my scuba diving role model.
Take care my friends, until next week.
Smart Living To 100.