Oceans Seven

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Oceans Seven is located in Earth
North Channel
North Channel
Cook Strait
Cook Strait
Molokaʻi Channel
Molokaʻi Channel
English Channel
English Channel
Catalina Channel
Catalina Channel
Tsugaru Strait
Tsugaru Strait
Strait of Gibraltar
Strait of Gibraltar

The Oceans Seven is a marathon swimming challenge consisting of seven open water channel swims. It was devised in 2008 as the swimming equivalent of the Seven Summits mountaineering challenge. It includes the North Channel, the Cook Strait, the Molokaʻi Channel, the English Channel, the Catalina Channel, the Tsugaru Strait and the Strait of Gibraltar.[1]

List of Oceans Seven swims[edit]

  • The North Channel: between Ireland and Scotland, 21 miles (34 km)
  • The Cook Strait: between New Zealand’s North and South Islands, 16 miles (26 km)
  • The Molokaʻi Channel (also known as the Kaiwi Channel): between Moloka’i and O’ahu, 27 miles (44 km)
  • The English Channel: between England and France, 21 miles (34 km)
  • The Catalina Channel: between Santa Catalina Island and Los Angeles, 20 miles (32 km)
  • The Tsugaru Strait: between the Japanese islands of Honshu and Hokkaido, 12 miles (20 km)
  • The Strait of Gibraltar: between Spain and Morocco, 10 miles (16 km)

List of successful completions[edit]

The LongSwims Database maintains a list of swimmers who have completed the challenge:[2]

Name Date completed Nation Notes
Stephen Redmond 14 July 2012 Ireland First ever to complete all seven swims[3]
Anna-Carin Nordin 8 July 2013 Sweden
Michelle Macy 15 July 2013 United States
Darren Miller 29 August 2013 United States
Adam Walker 6 August 2014 United Kingdom [4]
Kimberley Chambers 2 September 2014 New Zealand
Antonio Argüelles 3 August 2017 Mexico [5]
Ion Lazarenco-Tiron 27 January 2018 Republic of Moldova
Rohan Dattatrey More 9 February 2018 India First Asian[6]
Abhejali Bernardová 24 February 2018 Czech Republic First from a landlocked country[7]
Cameron Bellamy 21 June 2018 South Africa First South African[8]
Lynton Mortensen 14 November 2018 Australia First Australian[9]
Thomas “Fleppy” Pembroke 14 December 2018 Australia Youngest (29 years)
Nora Toledano Cadena 30 March 2019 Mexico
Mariel Hawley Dávila 30 March 2019 Mexico
André Wiersig 9 June 2019 Germany
Elizabeth Fry 25 August 2019 United States
Attila Mányoki 26 August 2019 Hungary The best total time (until 2019)
Jonathan Ratcliffe 10 December 2019 United Kingdom [10]
Jorge Crivillés 1 January 2020 Spain First Spanish
Adrian Sarchet 29 February 2020 Guernsey [11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tim Moss (7 September 2014). "What are the Oceans Seven?". TheNextChallenge.Org. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Oceans Seven Swimmers". Oceans Seven. Marathon Swimmers Federation. Retrieved 8 March 2021.
  3. ^ O'Connell, Hugh (15 July 2012). "Irish swimmer completes gruelling open water challenge". The Journal. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Open-ocean swimmer Adam Walker: 'Hardest swim of my life'". BBC News. BBC. 11 September 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
  5. ^ Adam Skolnik (5 August 2017). "In a Swimmer's Two-Year Quest, a Final 21-Mile Challenge". New York Times. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Pune swimmer world's youngest to complete Ocean 7 Challenge". Inshorts - Stay Informed. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  7. ^ "European completes Ocean's Seven with Cook Strait swim". 26 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Cameron Bellamy Does Oceans Seven, South African 1st". dailynews.openwaterswimming.com. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  9. ^ Munatones, Steven. "Indomitable: Sea Bull Completes The Oceans Seven". Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  10. ^ Unknown (11 Dec 2019). "Oundle dad becomes 19th person in history to complete gruelling global swim challenge". Peterborough Telegraph. Retrieved 11 Dec 2019.
  11. ^ "'Sea Donkey' Adrian Sarchet completes Oceans Seven challenge". ITV News. 1 March 2020. Retrieved 2 March 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)