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Monday, January 30, 2012

The Oceans Seven With Christian Jongeneel

Pieter Christian Jongeneel Anderica is an open water swimmer from Málaga, Spain who has completed the Strait of Gibraltar in 2004 (one-way crossing) and 2005 (two-way crossing), the English Channel in 2007, the Catalina Channel in 2008, the Cook Strait in 2011.

One-by-one, he is knocking off the channels of the Oceans Seven.

Christian is scheduled to attempt the Molokai Channel in 2012.

Christian is in the hunt to join the Oceans Seven club. With a Tsugaru Channel attempt planned for 2012, he can move one step closer to his goal.

1. Penny Palfrey (Australia): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Catalina Channel, Cook Strait, Molokai Channel, Tsugaru Channel: 6 with 1 more to go (scheduled to cross the North Channel in August 2012).
2. Stephen Redmond (Ireland): English Channel, North Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar: 4 with 3 more to go (remaining three channels scheduled during 2012).
2. James Pittar (Australia): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Cook Strait and Strait of Gibraltar: 4 with 3 more to go.
2. Kevin Murphy (England): English Channel, Catalina Channel, North Channel and Strait of Gibraltar: 4 with 3 more to go.
2. Forrest Nelson (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel (both ways and two-way), Molokai Channel (both ways) and Cook Strait: 4 with 3 more more to go.
2. Bula Chowdhury Chakraborty (India): English Channel (twice), Catalina Channel, Cook Strait and Strait of Gibraltar: 4 with 3 more to go.
2. Tom Hecker (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Cook Strait and Strait of Gibraltar: 4 with 3 more to go.
2. Pieter Christian Jongeneel Anderica (Spain): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Cook Strait and Strait of Gibraltar: 4 with 3 more to go (Tsugaru Channel scheduled for 2012).
3. Mike Miller (USA): Molokai Channel, English Channel and Catalina Channel: 3 with 4 more to go.
3. Darren Miller (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Molokai Channel: 3 with 4 more to go (Strait of Gibraltar scheduled for May 2012 and Tsugaru Channel in July 2012, Cook Strait for March 2013, and the North Channel for August 2013).

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