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Ocean's Seven

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Ocean's Seven includes seven channels scattered around the world. Three channels are located in Europe; they are the North Channel, English Channel and Gibraltar. Catalina and Molokaii are in America and finally channels in Japan and New Zealand round out the seven.

Most swimmers start thinking about Ocean’s seven after completing their English Channel swim. A goal to complete Ocean's seven is born as they consider further challenges and goals to put on their bucket list.

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Steven Redmond was the first swimmer to complete all seven Channel swims. Steve has started a new era of marathon swimming.

Just Do It.

01

NORTH CHANNEL

Channel between Ireland and Scotland
  • Length: 33.7 km (21 miles)
  • Conditions: heavy seas, strong currents, cold water (12°C)
  • Season: July to September
02

COOK STRAIT

Channel between the North and South Island of New Zealand
  • Length: 26 km (14miles)
  • Conditions: jellyfish, sharks, rock cliff finish, heavy chop, cold water (14-18°C)
  • Season: November to May
03

MOLOKAI CHANNEL (KAIWI CHANNEL)

Channel between the west coast of Molokai Island and the eastern coast of Oahu in Hawaii
  • Length: 41.8 km (26 miles)
  • Conditions: deep water, strong current, aggressive marine life, large swells, strong winds, tropical heat, water (25-30°C)
  • Season: Year round, as conditions permit
04

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Channel between England and France
  • Length: 34 km (21miles)
  • Conditions: cold water (13-16°C), strong currents, tide flows, strong wind
  • Season: June to September
05

CATALINA CHANNEL

Channel between Santa Catalina and Los Angeles
  • Length: 33.7 km (21miles)
  • Conditions: night swim, cold water (near coast) strong wind and current, water temperature 17-20°C
  • Season: June to September
06

TSUGARU CHANNEL

Channel between Honshu and Hokkaido Islands in Japan
  • Length: 19.5 km (12miles)
  • Conditions: strong currents between the Japan Sea and Pacific Ocean, large swells, sharks and sea snakes, large bloom of squid in the night, water 16-20°C
  • Season: July to August
07

STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR

Between Spain and Morocco
  • Length: 14.5 km (8miles)
  • Conditions: choppy, water temperature 16-23°C
  • Season: June to October

Every aspect of this complex preparation is interconnected and set into a personalised plan.

Your Vladswim plan is created by Vlad, our Head Swim Coach. Vlad's in-depth experience gives him a unique understanding of the physiology of swimmers and their specific needs in each Channel swim environment.

Vladswim Preparation for Ocean's Seven

Since 2010 our Vladswim English Channel preparation program has helped 30 of our swimmers to achieve this amazing feat. Building on this success, in 2016 we decided to extend our program to include specific preparation for each of the seven channels listed above.

Vladswim swimmers have already successfully completed swims from the Ocean’s Seven including the English Channel, Catalina Channel, Gibraltar and North Channel. There are many more swimmers who are planning and preparing for the remaining Ocean’s Seven.

Our programs includes support in every aspect of training:

  • Nutrition
  • Sports psychology
  • Support team
  • Long distance swims
  • Night swims
  • Pool coaching sessions
  • Swim technique and much more
  • Planning training sessions

Everything aspect of this complex preparation is interconnected and set into a personalized plan.

Your Vladswim plan is created by Vlad, our Head Swim Coach. Vlad's in-depth experience gives him a unique understanding of the physiology of swimmers and their specific needs in each Channel swim environment.

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