Swimming Summits

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noun - Swimming Summits is the achievement of both the Oceans Seven and the Seven Summits by a single individual over the course of their endurance sports career.

Oceans Seven

The Oceans Seven consists of a solo successful unassisted crossing 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

To date, only 6 humans in history have completed the Oceans Seven: Stephen Redmond of Ireland, Anna Carin Nordin of Sweden, Michelle Macy of the U.S.A., Darren Miller of the U.S.A., Adam Walker of the UK and Kimberley Chambers of New Zealand.

Seven Summits

The Seven Summits is the climbing of the highest mountains in each of the seven continents:

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

348 people completed the Seven Summits to date. It was the inspiration behind the Oceans Seven.


No one in human history has yet completed the Seven Summits and its swimming equivalent of the Oceans Seven.


First coined by Steven Munatones in 2017.

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