Chasing the elusive goal of the Oceans Seven around the world from Scotland, Ireland (North Channel), Spain, Morocco (Strait of Gibraltar), England, France (English Channel), Hawaii (Molokai Channel), New Zealand (Cook Strait), USA (Catalina Channel) to Japan (Tsugaru Channel) is not easy or inexpensive.

It requires talents that range from the athletic to the operational. It requires a bit of luck and the ability to pay for or fund raise. Few know that like Stephen Redmond who is within 44 miles of his goal.

He has 26 miles to go in the Molokai Channel between the islands of Molokai and Oahu and another 18 miles in the Tsugaru Channel from Kodomari Cape on Honshu Island to Hokkaido’s Cape Shirakami in June.

His supporters have created an online fund-raising page where interested individuals can financially help the popular and stoic Irishman become the first person to complete the Oceans Seven. With so many talented marathon swimmers around the world, it is a credit to Stephen’s passion and drive for him to be in this position. This man who takes to the sea day in and day out, year round, is now turning the pages of marathon swimming annals … and has an opportunity to write the first chapter of the Oceans Seven.

You can help him here at Oceans Seven.

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