Oceans Seven

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Stephen Redmond in the Red Bull Bulletin, subject of the film Defeating Oceans Seven about his quest of the Oceans Seven, produced by Red Bull Media House
Anna-Carin Nordin swimming across the North Channel to become the first woman and the second individual to complete the Oceans Seven
Pat Gallant-Charette swimming across the Tsugaru Channel starting at Tappi Misaki on an Oceans Seven channel attempt

noun - The Oceans Seven (or also informally known as Ocean's Seven or Ocean's 7 or Oceans 7 or 7 Oceans or el Desafío de los 7 Océanos in Spanish) is open water swimming's version of the Seven Summits. The Seven Summits are the highest mountains in each of the seven continents. It was first conceived in 2009 by Steven Munatones and is showcased in a film by Red Bull Media House called Defeating Oceans Seven that documents the quest by Stephen Redmond to become the first person to achieve the Oceans Seven and in an American television series called Explorers: Adventures of the Century broadcast by Outside Television

To date, only 4 humans in history have completed the Oceans Seven: Stephen Redmond of Ireland, Anna Carin Nordin of Sweden, Michelle Macy of the U.S.A., and Darren Miller of the U.S.A.

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Documentary

Oceans Seven was also a subject of a film documentary with Stephen Redmond as the protagonist. Redmond became the first person in history to achieve the Oceans Seven. Red Bull Media House as part of the Oceans Seven Project created the film Defeating Oceans Seven that was shown at Cannes (view here)

Seven Summmits

348 people have completed the Seven Summits and climbed Kilimanjaro (5,892m / 19,340 ft) in Africa, Vinson Massif (4,892 m / 16,050 ft) in Antarctica, either Kosciuszko (2,228m / 7,310 ft) or Carstensz Pyramid (4,884m / 16,024 ft) in Australia, Everest (8,848m / 29,035 ft) in Asia, Elbrus (5,642m / 18,510 ft) in Europe, Mount McKinley (6,194m / 20,320 ft) in North America, and Aconcagua (6,962m / 22,841 ft) in South America).

In contrast, only 4 humans in history have completed the Oceans Seven by successfully swimming the English Channel (between England and France), North Channel (between Scotland and Ireland, Catalina Channel (between Catalina Island and the Southern Californian mainland, USA), Molokai Channel (between Oahu and Molokai islands in Hawaii, USA), Tsugaru Channel (between Honshu and Hokkaido islands in Japan), Cook Strait (between North and South islands in New Zealand) and Strait of Gibraltar (between Spain and Morocco).

Oceans Seven

The Oceans Seven consists of the following waterways around the world:

North Channel between Northern Ireland and Scotland
Cook Strait between the North and South Islands of New Zealand
Molokai Channel between Oahu and Molokai Islands in Hawaii
English Channel between England and France
Catalina Channel between Catalina Island and the Southern California mainland
Tsugaru Channel between the islands of Honshu and Hokkaido in Japan
Strait of Gibraltar between Europe and Africa

History of the Oceans Seven

Stephen Redmond, Anna-Carin Nordin, and Michelle Macy are the only individuals to complete the Oceans Seven which was first proposed by Steven Munatones on 23 June 2008 after learning about the Seven Summits. He thought the open water swimming community deserved an aquatic equivalent of the Seven Summits. A little more than 4 years later, Stephen Redmond became the first person to complete the Oceans Seven on 14 July 2012 with a 12 hour 45 minute crossing of the Tsugaru Channel.

Achieving the Oceans Seven requires an ability to swim in both very cold and very warm seas. It also demands the swimmer is physically and mentally prepared to overcome every condition known to defeat open water swimmers, from strong currents to stiff winds, from jellyfish to rough seas. Like its mountaineering cousin, the Oceans Seven requires a tremendous amount of planning, time, financial resources and multi-national support teams of knowledgeable local experts.

There are also relay teams that attempt to complete all 7 channels in the Oceans Seven.

Swims of the Oceans Seven

The distances listed are the shortest straight-line distances from point-to-point, but the actual distance covered by swimmers is significantly greater due to the tidal movements and currents.

1. North Channel
• Location: Channel between Northern Ireland and Scotland as defined by the Admiralty Chart 2198 North Channel Southern Part. It is also referred to as the Irish Channel.
• Reasons for Difficulty: Heavy seas, cold water, thunderstorms and strong currents are among the natural elements that must be overcome in the 34.5 km (21.4 miles) channel.
• Window of Opportunity: July through September.
• Hazards: Considered to be the most difficult channel swim in the world with the water temperature 54ºF (12ºC), normally overcast days, and tremendous difficulty in accurately predicting weather and water conditions. Swimmers face large pods of jellyfish if conditions are calm.
• Description: Has been attempted at least 73 times since 1924, but only 8 successful solo swims and 5 relays have been achieved to date. Most of the attempts have been abandoned due to difficult conditions and hypothermia.
• Additional Information: Swim crossings are governed by the rules set by the Irish Long Distance Swimming Association. First attempt was made in 1924 and the first success was 1947.
• Website: Irish Long Distance Swimming Association

2. Cook Strait
• Location: Channel between the North and South Islands of New Zealand.
• Reasons for Difficulty: 16 nautical miles (26 km) across immense tidal flows in icy water conditions among jellyfish and sharks are extremely stiff challenges for only the most capable and adventurous swimmers.
• Window of Opportunity: November through May.
• Hazards: 1 in 6 swimmers encounter sharks on their crossings. Sharks only come around to be nosey. No one has ever been attached during a swim. Both sides of the strait have rock cliffs. Cold water (14ºC-19ºC or 57ºC-66ºF) over 26 kilometers and heavy chop.
• Additional Information: To date, only 71 successful crossings have been made by 61 individuals from 8 countries. Hypothermia and change in weather conditions during a race are the most common reasons attempts fail.
• Website: www.cookstraitswim.org

3. Molokai Channel (or the Kaiwi Channel)
• Location: Channel between the western coast of Molokai Island and the eastern coast of Oahu in Hawaii.
• Reasons for Difficulty: 26 miles (41.8 km) across a deep-water (701 meters) channel with extraordinarily strong currents in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and abundant marine life.
• Window of Opportunity: As conditions permit.
• Hazards: Extremely large rolling swells, strong winds and tropical heat and very warm salt water offset the incredibly beautiful views of the Hawaiian Islands and deep-blue underwater scenery.
• Additional Information: Deep-water channel with beautiful views of the Hawaiian Islands was first crossed in 1961 by Keo Nakama in 15 hours and 30 minutes and has only been crossed by 8 individuals to date.
Molokai Channel Swimming

4. English Channel (Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation or Channel Swimming Association)
• Location: Channel between England and France with the narrowest point being in the Strait of Dover between Shakespeare Beach, Dover, England and Calais, France.
• Reasons for Difficulty: An international waterway of 34 km (21 miles) at its narrowest point, cold water temperatures, strong currents and ever-shifting water and weather conditions.
• Window of Opportunity: June to September.
• Hazards: The world’s most famous channel crossing with nearly 1,000 successful swimmers to date, but thousands of failed attempts due to strong currents and tidal flows, strong winds and whitecaps caused by changing conditions and hypothermia.
• Additional Information: Considered to be the standard for channel crossing with the rules and traditions significantly influencing the worldwide open water swimming community.
• Websites: www.channelswimmingassociation.com and www.channelswimming.net

5. Catalina Channel
• Location: Channel between Santa Catalina Island and Southern California mainland, U.S.A. Formal name is the San Pedro Channel.
• Reasons for Difficulty: Cold water (especially near coast), strong currents, potential for strong winds, marine life and distance. Shortest point-to-point course is 33.7 km (21 miles) from Emerald Bay on Santa Catalina Island to the San Pedro Peninsula.
• Window of Opportunity: June to September.
• Hazards: A deep-water channel that is comparable to the English Channel in terms of water conditions, difficulty, distance and the physical and mental challenges to the swimmer, although the water temperature is a bit warmer (mid-60°F water). Marine life seen on occasion, including migrating whales and large pods of dolphins.
• Additional Information: First successful swim was in January, 1927 when Canadian George Young won $25,000 in the Wrigley Ocean Marathon Swim in 15 hours 44 minutes.
• Website: www.swimcatalina.org

6. Tsugaru Channel
• Location: Deep-water channel between Honshu, the main island of Japan where Tokyo is located, and Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. Closest points are Tappi Misaki (竜飛岬) in Honshu and Shirakami Misaki (白神岬) in Hokkaido.
• Reasons for Difficulty: An international waterway, 19.5 km (12 miles) at its narrowest point. Swimmers must cross an extremely strong current between the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean, large swells and abundant marine life ranging from sharks to deadly sea snakes. English and other western languages are not spoken in area. Water can be between 62–68ºF (16–20ºC). The most common course among successful swimmers is a 30 km course between Kodomori Cape on Honshu and Cape Shirakami on Hokkaido.
• Window of Opportunity: July and August.
• Hazards: Swimmers are swept long distances due to the extraordinarily strong currents flowing from the Sea of Japan to the Pacific Ocean. Swimmers face large blooms of squid during the night. Swimmers are challenged by occasional patches of cold water that flow up from the depths and are caused by the screws of the large oil tankers from the Middle East travel through to the West Coast of the U.S.
• Additional Information: Fewer than 20 confirmed solo crossings and two confirmed double-crossings have been achieved to date.
• Website: www.tsugaruchannelswimming.com

7. Strait of Gibraltar
• Location: Strait between Spain and Morocco that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. Shortest point is between Punta Oliveros in Spain and Punta Cires in Morocco.
• Reasons for Difficulty: 14.4 km (8 miles) across an eastern flow of water from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea with an average of 3 knots (5.5 km per hour). Heavy boat traffic, logistical barriers and surface chop confront swimmers throughout each attempt.
• Window of Opportunity: June to October.
• Hazards: Its boundaries were known in antiquity as the Pillars of Hercules. The currents remain of Herculean strength. Combined with the unpredictability of the water conditions and high winds, only 185 successful one-way crossings and 7 double-crossings have been made to date.
• Additional Information: Most attempts are made from Tarifa Island due to the influence of strong currents, a distance of 18.5– 22 km (10– 12 miles).
Website: www.acneg.com

Oceans Second Seven

The Seven Second Summits is another mountaineering term that refers to the second-highest peak of each continent. What swims might be included in the Oceans Second Seven, open water swimming equivalent of the Second Seven Summits?

A very small number of candidate swims might include the Straits of Magellan in Chile, Skagerrak Strait between Norway, Sweden and Denmark, Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope both in South Africa, Lake Baikal in Russia, Beagle Channel between Argentina and Chile, Lake Titicaca from Bolivia to Peru, Gulf of Aqaba (or Eilat) between Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, Rottnest Channel in Australia, circumnavigation of Yonaguni Island in Okinawa near Taiwan, Loch Ness in Scotland, circumnavigation of Isle of Wight or the Jersey Island, Lake Tahoe between Nevada and California, U.S.A., Capri to Napoli in Italy, Majorca to Minorca, Spanish Balearic Islands, one of the crossings in the Santa Barbara Channel in California, U.S.A., crossing of the Five Lakes of Mount Fuji in Japan, Lake Balaton in Hungary or Lac St-Jean in Quebec, Canada, Jeble to Latakia in Syria, circumnavigation of Manhattan Island in New York City, U.S.A., or the Gulf of Toroneos in Greece…although there are innumerable other swims to be discussed, proposed and attempted, but there are many others.

Linguistic Note

The Oceans Seven is not linguistically correct as the swims do not cross oceans but channels.

Oceans Seven Swimmers

Stephen Redmond, Anna-Carin Nordin, Michelle Macy, and Darren Miller have completed the Oceans Seven. What other marathon swimmers are out there who are on track to achieve the Oceans Seven? These are current athletes on the Oceans Seven Swimmers list:

1. Stephen Redmond (Ireland): COMPLETED English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Catalina Channel, Cook Strait, Molokai Channel, Tsugaru Channel, North Channel.
1. Anna-Carin Nordin (Sweden): COMPLETED Molokai Channel, English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Catalina Channel, Tsugaru Channel, Cook Strait, North Channel.
1. Michelle Macy (USA): COMPLETED English Channel (3 times), Catalina Channel, Molokai Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Cook Strait, Tsugaru Channel, North Channel.
1. Darren Miller (USA): COMPLETED English Channel, Catalina Channel, Molokai Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Tsugaru Channel, Cook Strait, North Channel.
5. Penny Palfrey (Australia): English Channel (2 times), Strait of Gibraltar, Catalina Channel, Cook Strait, Molokai Channel, Tsugaru Channel: 6 with 1 more to go (North Channel).
6. Forrest Nelson (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel (both ways and two-way), Molokai Channel (both ways), Tsugaru Channel and Cook Strait: 5 with 2 more more to go (remaining schedule unannounced).
6. Craig Lenning (USA): North Channel, English Channel, Catalina Channel, Tsugaru Channel, Cook Strait: 5 with 2 more to go (remaining schedule unannounced).
6. Adam Walker (UK): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Molokai Channel, Catalina Channel, Tsugaru Channel: 5 with 2 more to go (remaining scheduled unannounced)
6. Kimberly Chambers (New Zealand): Cook Strait, Molokai Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Catalina Channel, English Channel: 5 with 2 more to go.
10. James Pittar (Australia): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Cook Strait and Strait of Gibraltar: 4 with 3 more to go (remaining schedule unannounced).
10. Kevin Murphy (England): English Channel (34 times), Catalina Channel, North Channel (2 times) and Strait of Gibraltar: 4 with 3 more to go (remaining schedule unannounced).
10. Bula Chowdhury Chakraborty (India): English Channel (twice), Catalina Channel, Cook Strait and Strait of Gibraltar: 4 with 3 more to go (remaining schedule unannounced).
10. Tom Hecker (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Cook Strait and Strait of Gibraltar: 4 with 3 more to go (remaining schedule unannounced).
10. Pieter Christian Jongeneel Anderica (Spain): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Cook Strait and Strait of Gibraltar: 4 with 3 more to go (Molokai Channel scheduled for 2012).
10. T. Scott Coleman (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Cook Strait and Strait of Gibraltar: 4 with 3 more to go (remaining schedule unannounced).
10. Kathleen Wilson (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Molokai Channel, Strait of Gibraltar: 4 with 3 more to go (remaining schedule unannounced).
10. Pat Gallant-Charette (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Tsugaru Channel: 4 with 3 more to go (Cook Strait in February/March 2013, North Channel in September 2013)
10. Lynne Cox (USA): English Channel (2 times), Catalina Channel (2 times), Cook Strait, Strait of Gibraltar: 4 with 3 more to go.
10. Aditya Santosh Raut (India): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Cook Strait, Strait of Gibraltar: 4 with 3 more to go.
20. Michael Miller (USA): Molokai Channel, English Channel, Catalina Channel: 3 with 4 more to go (remaining schedule unannounced).
20. Nick Adams (UK): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Catalina Channel: 3 with 4 more to go.
20. Sakura Hingley (UK): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Catalina Channel: 3 with 4 more to go.
20. Jaimie Monahan (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel and Strait of Gibraltar: 3 with 4 more to go.
20. Alison Streeter MBE (UK): English Channel (43 times), North Channel, Catalina Channel: 3 with 4 more to go [retired].
20. Barbara Held (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar: 3 with 4 more to go.
20. Yesenia Cabrera Fuegos (Guatemala): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar: 3 with 4 more to go ((Tsugaru Channel scheduled for August 2013).
20. Oliver Wilkinson (England): English Channel, Molokai Channel, Strait of Gibraltar: 3 with 4 more to go.
20. Jaime Caballero (Spain): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar: 3 with 4 more to go.
20. Miquel Suñer Comalat (Spain): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar: 3 with 4 more to go.
20. Taranath Narayan Shenoy (India): English Channel (3 times), Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar: 3 with 4 more to go [retired].
20. Samantha Simon (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Molokai Channel: 3 with 4 more to go.
20. David Blanke (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar: 3 with 4 more to go.
20. Chris Kraus, Rick Gaenzle, Brian Ross, a 3-man relay, (USA): North Channel, English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar: 3 with 4 more to go (Tsugaru Channel scheduled for August 2013)
20. Joseph Locke (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar: 3 with 4 more to go.
20. Elizabeth Fry (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar: 3 with 4 more to go.
20. Nial Funchion (USA): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Catalina Channel: 3 with 4 more to go (with Tsugaru Channel and Molokai Channel scheduled for 2014).
20. Katie Benoit (USA/Germany): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Molokai Channel: 3 with 4 more to go.
20. James Penrose (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar: 3 with 4 more to go.
39. Gabor Molnar (Hungary): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Carol Sing (USA) English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go [retired].
39. Antonio Argüelles (Mexico): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Nick Olmos-Lau (Mexico):English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Rebecca Jackman (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Andrew Hewitt (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. David Blanke (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Marcia Cleveland (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Bill Hoehn (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Sally Anne Minty-Gravett (Jersey Island, UK): English Channel (5 times), Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Scott Richards (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Andrew Alan Voisard (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Tina Neill (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Rendy Lynn Opdycke (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Michelle Davidson (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Erica Moffett (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Nancy Steadman-Martin (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Elaine Kornbau Howley (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Stephen Autry (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Jeffrey Cleveland (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Jim Barber (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Mallory Mead (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Dave Barra (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Dan Richards (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Tobey Saracino (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Michael Renford (Australia): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Mo Siegel (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Anthony Zamora (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. William Lee (Bahamas): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. James Fitzpatrick (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Eddie Irwin (Ireland): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Selina Moreno Pasagali (Spain): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Hendrik Meerman (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Sarah Thomas (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Dan Boyle (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Mariel Hawley (Mexico): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Dave Smith (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Cindy Walsh (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Ned Denison (Ireland): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Penny Dean (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel (double-crossing): 2 with 5 more to go [retired].
39. Greta Andersen (Denmark/USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel (double-crossing): 2 with 5 more to go [retired].
39. Brad McVetta (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Doug McConnell (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Susie Dods (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Vasanti Niemz (Germany): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Colin Hill (Great Britain): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Owen O'Keefe (Ireland): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Abilio Couto (Brazil): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar: 2 with 5 more to go [retired].
39. Kim Chambers (New Zealand): Cook Strait, Molokai Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Patricio D'Ottavio (Argentina): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar: 2 with 5 more to go
39. Philip Rush (New Zealand): English Channel (3-way, 2-way, 10 times), Cook Strait (2-way twice, 8 times): 2 with 5 more to go [retired]
39. Miguel Arrobas (Portugal): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Mercedes Gleitze (Great Britain): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar: 2 with 5 more to go [deceased].
39. Beth French (Great Britain): English Channel, Molokai Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Henry Sullivan (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go [deceased].
39. Christof Wandratsch (Germany): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Florence Chadwick (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go [deceased].
39. Jim McConica (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Anna Wardley (Great Britain): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Michael Ventre (South Africa): English Channel, Molokai Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Otto Thaning (South Africa): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Laura Lopez Bonilla (Spain): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Carina Bruwer (South Africa): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Colm O Neill (Ireland): English Channel, North Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Carol Lee Heltzel (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go [retired].
39. Tom Blower (UK): English Channel (3 times) and North Channel [deceased].
39. Scott Lautman (USA): Strait of Gibraltar, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Miyuki Fujita (Japan): English Channel, Tsugaru Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Adrian Sarchet (Guernsey): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Sarah Thomas (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Kent Nicholas (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Henry Sullivan (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel [deceased].
39. David Morgan (UK): English Channel, Catalina Channel [retired].
39. Abhejali Bernardova (Czech Republic): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Selina Moreno Pasagali (Spain): Strait of Gibraltar, Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Steven Black (England): Strait of Gibraltar and English Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Mariel Hawley (Mexico): English Channel and Catalina Channel: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Tara Diversi (Australia): English Channel and Strait of Gibraltar: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Jason Zirganos (Greece): English Channel (four times) and Catalina Channel [deceased after passing away in a North Channel attempt]
39. Bhakti Sharma (India): English Channel and Strait of Gibraltar: 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Cindy Walsh (USA): English Channel and Catalina Channel (twice): 2 with 5 more to go.
39. Jim Fitzpatrick (USA): English Channel and Catalina Channel (twice): 2 with 5 more to go.

Videos

Click here to watch the Oceans Seven on the Wall Street Journal.

Explorers: Adventures of the Century Trailer

Tsugaru Channel Crossing


Video of Brad McVetta crossing the Tsugaru Channel from Honshu to Hokkaido in Japan, courtesy of Masayuki Moriya of Ocean-navi and the Tsugaru Channel Swimming Association

Video of Adam Walker crossing the Tsugaru Channel from Honshu to Hokkaido in Japan

External links

Oceans Seven Channel Websites

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