Channeling the Open Water World: The Elusive Oceans Seven

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California. May 14. WHO are open water swimmers closest to achieving the elusive goal of the Oceans Seven?

There are two swimmers with 6 out of the 7 channels conquered and completed. The channels include the English Channel, Catalina Channel, North Channel, Tsugaru Channel, Molokai Channel, Strait of Gibraltar and Cook Strait.

Stephen Redmond of Ireland is up next month in the Tsugaru Channel in Japan for his final assault. Penny Palfrey of Australia comes soon after that with her North Channel crossing scheduled for the summer.

What other swimmers are out there who are training and planning to achieve the Oceans Seven? These athletes below are just a handful of athletes who are closest to the elusive goal of the Oceans Seven.

1. Stephen Redmond (Ireland): English Channel, North Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Cook Strait: 6 with 1 more to go (scheduled to cross the Tsugaru Channel in June 2012).
1. Penny Palfrey (Australia): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Catalina Channel, Cook Strait, Molokai Channel, Tsugaru Channel: 6 with 1 more to go (scheduled to cross the North Channel in August 2012).
3. Darren Miller (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Molokai Channel, Strait of Gibraltar: 4 with 3 more to go (Tsugaru Channel scheduled between 10-12 July 2012, Cook Strait for March 2013, and the North Channel for August 2013).
3. James Pittar (Australia): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Cook Strait and Strait of Gibraltar: 4 with 3 more to go (remaining schedule unannounced).
3. Kevin Murphy (England): English Channel, Catalina Channel, North Channel and Strait of Gibraltar: 4 with 3 more to go (remaining schedule unannounced).
3. Forrest Nelson (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel (both ways and two-way), Molokai Channel (both ways) and Cook Strait: 4 with 3 more more to go (remaining schedule unannounced).
3. Bula Chowdhury Chakraborty (India): English Channel (twice), Catalina Channel, Cook Strait and Strait of Gibraltar: 4 with 3 more to go (remaining schedule unannounced).
3. Tom Hecker (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Cook Strait and Strait of Gibraltar: 4 with 3 more to go (remaining schedule unannounced).
3. 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).
3. T. Scott Coleman (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Cook Strait and Strait of Gibraltar: 4 with 3 more to go.
10. Michael Miller (USA): Molokai Channel, English Channel, Catalina Channel: 3 with 4 more to go (remaining schedule unannounced).
10. Anna-Carin Nordin (Sweden): Molokai Channel, English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar: 3 with 4 more to go (Catalina Channel scheduled for July 2012, Tsugaru Channel scheduled for September 2012, North Channel scheduled for 2012 and Cook Strait scheduled for 2014).

Courtesy of Open Water Source

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