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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SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015

Antonio Argüelles, Adding Aquatic Achievements

 
Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Antonio Argüelles is one of those uniquely motivated and inspirational individuals in the world.

Not only is he a business and educational leader in his native Mexico, but he is one of the only two individuals to have twice completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming.

Recently inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honour Swimmer, the 56-year-old Argüelles is not ready to stop and retire.

En route to a climb up Mount Everest, he broke his femur. "I decided it was best to leave that quest for another life and am getting back in the water. After five years of trying to climb mountains and run marathons, the water has welcomed me with open arms."

Next week, he flies to Spain with Nora Toledano and Mariel Hawley to start of his quest of the Oceans Seven. "Having a multi-year goal is exciting. I have plans for the channel swims until early 2017." In order to add to his English Channel and Catalina Channel crossings, he plans to cross the Strait of Gibraltar this month and the Tsugaru Channel in September. Next year, he will attempt crossings of the Molokai Channel and the North Channel, and hopes to culminate the Oceans Seven with a crossing of the Cook Strait in 2017.



For more information and updates on Argüelles' Siete Mares quest, visit www.antonioarguelles.com.

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