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

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Antonio Argüelles Waiting For The Moment

Sunday June 11, 2017. The Daily News of Open Water Swimming

Last week, Antonio Argüelles joined a long line of open water luminaries (Lewis Pugh, Diana Nyad, Maarten van der Weijden, Ori Sela, Vicki Keith, Dr. Peter Attia, Angel Yanagihara, Ph.D., Maria Conceicao, Dr. Tim Noakes, Wallace J. Nichols, Ph.D., Lynne Cox, Guillaume Néry, Dana Vollmer, Craig Dietz, and Kimberley Chambers) who gave a TED Talk.


"I wrote this text as a guide to what I said in 16 minutes to do it. The conversation at the German school Alexander Von Humboldt in Mexico City began with the presentation of the video of Catalina Channel crossing in January 2017."

"...Against the recommendations of my coaches, friends and open water experts, on January 15 I became only the fourth person in 90 years, since the first crossing of the Catalina Channel, to do it in January.

No one understood why, without being required to, I put that challenge in my 2017 swim schedule.

I currently have a project to complete: the Oceans Seven. This open water challenge, the equivalent of the Seven Summits of mountaineering, consists of swimming the English, Catalina, Moloka'i and North Channels, and the straits of Gibraltar, Tsugaru and Cook. To date only six people in the world have succeeded in accomplishing it...
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For the rest of the speech, read here.

Argüelles has seven more weeks before he makes his final attempt, this time in the North Channel between Scotland and Northern Ireland. "Hopefully my Ocean Seven journey will end. It has been almost 3 years waiting for this moment."

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