Pere Renom On Swimming Between Continents

41-year-old Pere Renom is a Scientific Reporter with TV3 from Spain. He crossed the Strait of Gibraltar and reported on his swim from a wide variety of perspectives for a Spanish TV program of science [...]

How Times Change In The Open Water

World open water swimming records are not kept by FINA for various reasons including because of the dynamic nature of open water venues. Competitions over the same distance differ in water conditions and temperature, weather [...]

When Do We Separate?

When James Penrose (shown on left), John DaPrato and David Cook (shown below) started off in Spain to cross the Strait of Gibraltar, one issue was if or when they were going to swim together [...]

Three Amigos Meet Up In Morocco

60-year-old John DaPrato, 61-year-old James Penrose, and 42-year-old David Cook met up on the shores of Spain to knock off one of the Oceans Seven channel: the Strait of Gibraltar. Penrose completed his third Oceans [...]

I Wanted To Swim With Dolphins

Abhejali Bernardova, a runner-turned-swimmer, enjoyed plenty of company during her recent 4 hour 35 minute crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar. Dolphins accompanied her. Lots of them. Vasanti Niemz recalls, "She kept swimming without looking [...]

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