Oceans Seven

The Oceans Seven is open water swimming’s version of the Seven Summits. The Seven Summits are the highest mountains in each of the seven continents. 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.

Oceans Seven waterways:

• 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

These are current athletes on the Oceans Seven Swimmers list:

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

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