Courtesy of André Wiersig in the Tsugaru Channel, Japan.

André Wiersig completed his fifth Oceans Seven channel with a successful 12 hour 55 minute crossing of the Tsugaru Channel in northern Japan.

The German swimmer described his crossing from Honshu to Hokkaido, “The swim was super tough, but I’m so happy and pleased that I made it and could stand all the challenges that day. I am exploring this beautiful country and meeting these lovely people. Everybody is so friendly and trustworthy. Everything is so nice and clean here.”

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