A monofin is a single fin that fits over both feet.
Guinness World Records showed Shaaban’s performance on Thursday in a TikTok post.
Shaaban drove past a record held since 2011 by three men, Italy’s Cesare Fumarola and Stefano Figini and Egypt’s Soliman Sayed, who each managed a jump of 2 meters.
Shaaban’s jump took place at an Egyptian diving and lifesaving federation event in Cairo in November.
“Bigger muscles make it difficult to sprint in water, so I train to … increase flexibility, improve muscle reflexes and of course build stronger legs,” he said.
Shaaban is also one of the world’s fastest sprinklers underwater, the report says.
“As a sprinter, I understand that even thinking burns oxygen, so I tend to focus on the present moment. Part of our training is to learn to be extremely relaxed in the water.”