OCEAN'S SEVEN

 
  • image The North Channel (known in Irish and Scottish Gaelic as Sruth na Maoile, and alternatively in English as the Straits of Moyle or Sea of Moyle) is the strait between north-eastern Ireland and south-western Scotland. Read More

    North Channel

  • image Cook Strait lies between the North and South Islands of New Zealand. It connects the Tasman Sea on the northwest with the South Pacific Ocean on the southeast. It is 14 miles wide at its narrowest point,‪ and has an average depth of 420 feet.‬ Read More

    Cook Strait

  • image The Moloka'i Channel (also known as the Ka'iwi Channel, meaning the Channel of Bones) is a waterway between the islands of O'ahu and Moloka'i in Hawaii. The channel is 26 miles wide and its maximum depth is 2300 feet. Read More

    Moloka'i Channel

  • image The English Channel (French: Manche, "Sleeve"), also called simply the Channel, is the body of water that separates southern England from northern France, and joins the southern part of the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. Read More

    English Channel

  • image The Catalina Channel, also known as the San Pedro Channel, is a 20.2-mile (32.5 km) waterway located between Santa Catalina Island and Southern California, USA. Due to strong currents, athletes will have to swim a longer distance in order to cross it. Read More

    Catalina Channel

  • image The Tsugaru Strait (津軽海峡 Tsugaru Kaikyō?) is a strait between Honshu and Hokkaido Islands in northern Japan, connecting the Sea of Japan with the Pacific Ocean. The Seikan Tunnel passes under it at its narrowest point, 12.1 miles between Tappi Misaki on the Tsugaru Peninsula in Honshu, and Shirakami Misaki on the Matsumae Peninsula in Hokkaido. Read More

    Tsugaru Strait

  • 1
  • 2

Twitter

YouTube

 

News

  • ¡TRIUNFA MEXICANO POR SUS MÉRITOS EN AGUAS ABIERTAS! +

    ARGÜELLES ES EL PRIMER MEXICANO EN SER NOMINADO POR WOWSA Y EL PRIMERO EN LLEVARSE EL GALARDÓN. Read More
  • Antonio Argüelles Díaz-González Is 2015 Man Of The Year +

    Antonio (Toño) Argüelles Díaz-González was honored as the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.The honor comes right Read More
  • ANTONIO ARGÜELLES ENTRA AL SALÓN DE LA FAMA DE LA NATACIÓN +

    El nadador mexicano se convirtió en el segundo mexicano en obtener este logro en el Salón de la Fama Internacional Read More
  • 1

Absolutely Awesome Antonio

TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016. The Daily News of Open Water Swimming

Antonio Argüelles Díaz-González was expecting a 16-hour crossing of the Molokai Channel today.

But he faced some big seas and massive swells along the way.

The 2015 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year certainly showed his grit in completing his fifth Oceans Seven (Siete Mares) channel (after crossings of the English Channel (twice), Catalina Channel (twice), Strait of Gibraltar and the Tsugaru Channel).

 

With confidence in his crew of Nora Toledano, Steve Haumschild, Jeff Kozlovich and [pilot] Mike Twigg-Smith, Argüelles started on Molokai Island at 3 am.

It ended up being the longest day of his life.

23 hours 18 minutes across the Channel of Bones, he walked triumphantly, albeit slowly, onto the shore of the island of Oahu.

"[Paddlers] Steve and Jeff were great guys. It was a day full with local varieties: waves, winds, currents and many jellyfish stings," the 56-year-old Mexican described. "My goal was around 16 hours. I thought of quitting because it was getting complicated with waves and currents. But just the thought of having start all over again prevented me of doing so."

The triathlete and channel swimmer had faced a lot of challenges over his prolific career, so he knew what a success depended upon. "It is not enough to be a good swimmer, you have to be tough mentally."

Today, Argüelles showed his stuff, both mentally and physically. He joined a select group of athletes who have successfully completed at least five of the Oceans Seven channels:

Seven Oceans Seven Channels
* Stephen Redmond (Ireland)
* Anna-Carin Nordin (Sweden)
* Michelle Macy (USA)
* Darren Miller (USA)
* Adam Walker (UK)
* Kimberly Chambers (New Zealand)

Six Oceans Seven Channels
* Penny Palfrey (Australia)

Five Oceans Seven Channels
* Forrest Nelson (USA)
* Craig Lenning (USA)
* David Yudovin (USA)
* Rohans More (India)
* Antonio Argüelles (Mexico)

SPONSORS