Oceans Seven swims / swimmers

evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
edited September 4 in Cheering Section
This thread is for discussion of swimmers attempting/achieving the Oceans Seven series of marathon swims.
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  • loneswimmerloneswimmer IrelandAdmin
    edited July 2012
    FYI all, Stephen is leaving for Japan on Saturday, hoping to tackle Tsugaru next week to complete the Ocean's 7.

    He is on Twitter, though knowing that he only tweets about once every 6 weeks, it's not a great communication tool to get him.

    His blog/website is Oceans7.org. You'll find a great interview with Steve @Munatones about Tsugaru on it. Check out Steve M.'s training. I seem to recall Steve M. telling by email that during his early morning swims he'd only have one light on so he because expert at night swimming!

    (We should start a thread on night swimming btw, I bloody love it).

    Most of Stephen's updates go through Noel in Ballydehob, Cork to Facebook and Sandycove Island Swim Club chairman Liz, who tells me, so any updates I have I'll tweet, blog and/or drop here.

    My last email from Stephen (Redmond) last weekend shows the struggle of all the training, fundraising and stress. But he is as everyone now realises, extremely tough, our ultimate compliment, I think. The party in Ballydehob should be spectacular.

    http://www.loneswimmer.com The World's Most Popular Open Water Swimming Blog

  • timsroottimsroot Spring, TXCharter Member
    I was wondering when he was going to make an attempt. Would be cool to have someone be the first to complete the oceans seven.
  • MunatonesMunatones Charter Member
    He is about over the Polar Cap about now.

    Steven Munatones www.worldopenwaterswimmingassociation.com Huntington Beach, California, U.S.A.

  • MunatonesMunatones Charter Member
    FYI - when magazine editors cover the Oceans Seven, that is its proper spelling. They tend to be sticklers on proper spelling and punctuation and all the stuff we learned when we were young.

    Steven Munatones www.worldopenwaterswimmingassociation.com Huntington Beach, California, U.S.A.

  • timsroottimsroot Spring, TXCharter Member
    edited June 2012
    Munatones said:

    He is about over the Polar Cap about now.

    Getting excited to see someone complete the whole thing.
  • loneswimmerloneswimmer IrelandAdmin
    edited June 2012
    Steve Redmond's tracker:

    http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0Pq45dlefLb8tXP133Oa66WlB4UtnplaP


    He is due to start tonight approx 9 pm GMT

    http://www.loneswimmer.com The World's Most Popular Open Water Swimming Blog

  • timsroottimsroot Spring, TXCharter Member
    His spot doesn't look like it has updated in a while. Did he get pulled?
  • loneswimmerloneswimmer IrelandAdmin
    Bad weather, out after 3 hours, another go tomorrow with better weather, hopefully.

    http://www.loneswimmer.com The World's Most Popular Open Water Swimming Blog

  • loneswimmerloneswimmer IrelandAdmin
    Steve is due to head back out at 9PM GMT tonight (Sun 17th).

    http://www.loneswimmer.com The World's Most Popular Open Water Swimming Blog

  • IronMikeIronMike Moscow, RussiaCharter Member
    So, for crossing that channel (strait?), does one swim from the east to the west? I'm trying to figure out what direction he's swimming by the spot tracker (zoomed way out). What's the 'typical' route for that swim?
  • WalterWalter Southern CaliforniaMember
    edited June 2012
    Don't know if it's typical, but he started from the East side. According to a facebook page dedicated to his effort, he was caught in a current.

    Here is a link to the page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Steve-Redmonds-Oceans-7-Swim-Challenge/164815306903048. I don't think you need to log on to facebook to see it.

    I'm not very popular around here; but I've heard that I'm huge in Edinburgh!

  • loneswimmerloneswimmer IrelandAdmin
    Unfortunately Steve was pulled after 10am GMT, if you've seen his tracker you'll have seen he literally went in a circle with the current. I'm not certain but I think the forecast is bad for the next few days so I don't know if he'll take another shot at it. If it was anyone else, (except Lisa Cummins) they'd need a rest, but Steve is so strong mentally, but he may not get a chance.

    And there are of course the financial implications.

    http://www.loneswimmer.com The World's Most Popular Open Water Swimming Blog

  • smithsmith O-H-I-OMember

    Unfortunately Steve was pulled after 10am GMT, if you've seen his tracker you'll have seen he literally went in a circle with the current. I'm not certain but I think the forecast is bad for the next few days so I don't know if he'll take another shot at it. If it was anyone else, (except Lisa Cummins) they'd need a rest, but Steve is so strong mentally, but he may not get a chance.

    And there are of course the financial implications.

    Thanks for the updates and keep us posted. If the financial component isn't too steep, It would be great if he could get several days rest and give it one more try if the weather cooperates.

    Lactate is for wimps.

  • loneswimmerloneswimmer IrelandAdmin
    He's coming home and thanks to the bad weather delayed by the typhoon that's hit Japan. We'll give them a while to regroup and decide their strategy.

    http://www.loneswimmer.com The World's Most Popular Open Water Swimming Blog

  • loneswimmerloneswimmer IrelandAdmin
    Word is that Stephen might get to go out again in next two days. We're all behind him!

    http://www.loneswimmer.com The World's Most Popular Open Water Swimming Blog

  • loneswimmerloneswimmer IrelandAdmin
    Steve completed Tsugaru in 12h 45, completing Oceans 7, within the last 30 minutes.

    We are astonished, proud and humbled by his toughness and determination

    http://www.loneswimmer.com The World's Most Popular Open Water Swimming Blog

  • david_barradavid_barra NYCharter Member
    Great ending to a frustrating month for Stephan! (shark brains sound delicious)

    ...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

  • IronMikeIronMike Moscow, RussiaCharter Member
  • loneswimmerloneswimmer IrelandAdmin
    Got home from Dover this morning, meeting him off the plane this evening,probably with thousands of others this time, last time there less than 50 of us. this is how it should be. Coverage in Ireland is justifiably pretty great.

    http://www.loneswimmer.com The World's Most Popular Open Water Swimming Blog

  • heartheart San Francisco, CACharter Member
    Well done, Stephen! Incredible!
  • loneswimmerloneswimmer IrelandAdmin
    edited September 4
    Anna-Carin Nordin just finished the North Channel, the last of her O7 swims.

    I'm away to observe a swim so I just got a text. No other info as yet. Congrats to Anna though!

    http://www.loneswimmer.com The World's Most Popular Open Water Swimming Blog

  • IronMikeIronMike Moscow, RussiaCharter Member
    On FB. I think it said she did it in 14:21.
  • oxooxo Guest
    edited July 2013
    good on ya Anna.
  • A perfect day for a North Channel attempt. I'm sure she was plagued with jellyfish. Well done!
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  • Leonard_JansenLeonard_Jansen Charter Member
    Niek said:

    Bra gjort Anna. Och vad är fortfarande på din önskelista?

    Anna -

    What he said.

    -LBJ

    “Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.” - Oscar Wilde

  • JBirrrdJBirrrd MarylandSenior Member
    edited July 2013
    Niek said:

    Bra gjort Anna. Och vad är fortfarande på din önskelista?

    ~~~Good job Anna! And what's next on your wish list? ~~~

    Jag tycker det är jätte kul att # 2 var en kvinna ... och svenska på det!
    Yay Anna! You go girl:-)
  • loneswimmerloneswimmer IrelandAdmin
    edited September 4
    Michelle Macy set a new North Channel record today of 9h37m with pilot Quinton Nelson, beating the previous venerable record held by Queen of the Channel Ali Streeter by about 15 minutes, and completing the Oceans Seven in style. (If I'm not mistaken it was her second attempt).

    As Steve Redmond said recently, the North Channel book is being thrown out this year.

    http://www.loneswimmer.com The World's Most Popular Open Water Swimming Blog

  • IronMikeIronMike Moscow, RussiaCharter Member
  • MikeHMikeH Member
    Fantastic swim!
  • oxooxo Guest
    Congrats on the Mouth of Hell record, and the O7 !
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited September 4

    With Antonio Argüelles recently becoming the 7th finisher of the O7, there are now seven individuals knocking on the door, with just one swim remaining:

    http://db.marathonswimmers.org/oceans-seven

    IronMikeJaimieForeverSwim
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