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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Stephen Junk Notches Another Oceans Seven Channel

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Stephen Junk crossed off another of the ocean seven swims. On September 5th, he completed his fifth Oceans Seven channel when he swam across the English Channel in 14 hours 20 minutes.

"I felt pretty good in the swim. I was in a spring tide so my time was quite slow, but it's over with. I went to Dover originally in 2009, but rough conditions prevented me from getting in the water. The same thing happened in 2015. So 2016, I was determined to do it no matter what."

Junk now stands tied for eighth in the Oceans Seven rankings:

Completed:
1. Stephen Redmond (Ireland): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Catalina Channel, Cook Strait, Molokai Channel, Tsugaru Channel, North Channel
1. Anna-Carin Nordin (Sweden): Molokai Channel, English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Catalina Channel, Tsugaru Channel, Cook Strait, North Channel
1. Michelle Macy (USA): English Channel (3 times), Catalina Channel, Molokai Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Cook Strait, Tsugaru Channel, North Channel
1. Darren Miller (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Molokai Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Tsugaru Channel, Cook Strait, North Channel
1. Adam Walker (UK): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Molokai Channel, Catalina Channel, Tsugaru Channel, Cook Strait, North Channel
1. Kimberly Chambers (New Zealand): Cook Strait, Molokai Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Catalina Channel, English Channel, Tsugaru Channel, North Channel

6 with 1 more to go
7. Penny Palfrey (Australia): English Channel (2 times), Strait of Gibraltar, Catalina Channel, Cook Strait, Molokai Channel, Tsugaru Channel

5 with 2 more to go
8. Forrest Nelson (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel (both ways and two-way), Molokai Channel (both ways), Tsugaru Channel, Cook Strait
8. Craig Lenning (USA): North Channel, English Channel, Catalina Channel, Tsugaru Channel, Cook Strait
8. David Yudovin (USA): Catalina Channel (4 times), Strait of Gibraltar, Tsugaru Channel, English Channel, Cook Strait, [deceased]
8. Rohans More (India): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Molokai Channel, North Channel, Tsugaru Channel
8. Antonio Argüelles (Mexico): English Channel (twice), Catalina Channel (twice), Strait of Gibraltar, Tsugaru Channel, Molokai Channel
8. Adrian Sarchet (Guernsey): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, North Channel, Molokai Channel
8. Pat Gallant-Charette (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Tsugaru Channel, North Channel
8. Stephen Junk (Australia): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Cook Strait, Catalina Channel, Tsugaru Channel

4 with 3 more to go
16. James Pittar (Australia): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Cook Strait, Strait of Gibraltar
16. Kevin Murphy (England): English Channel (34 times), Catalina Channel, North Channel (2 times), Strait of Gibraltar
16. Bula Chowdhury Chakraborty (India): English Channel (twice), Catalina Channel, Cook Strait, Strait of Gibraltar
16. Tom Hecker (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Cook Strait, Strait of Gibraltar
16. Pieter Christian Jongeneel Anderica (Spain): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Cook Strait, Strait of Gibraltar
16. T. Scott Coleman (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Cook Strait, Strait of Gibraltar
16. Kathleen Wilson (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Molokai Channel, Strait of Gibraltar
16. Lynne Cox (USA): English Channel (2 times), Catalina Channel (2 times), Cook Strait, Strait of Gibraltar
16. Aditya Santosh Raut (India): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Cook Strait, Strait of Gibraltar
16. Yesenia Cabrera Fuegos (Guatemala): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Molokai Channel
16. Taranath Narayan Shenoy (India): English Channel (3 times), Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Cook Strait
16. Guy Moar (Australia): English Channel, North Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Tsugaru Channel
16. Attila Mányoki (Hungary): English Channel, Tsugaru Channel, Molokai Channel, Catalina Channel
16. Elizabeth Fry (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Molokai Channel
16. Thomas Pembroke (Australia): Catalina Channel, North Channel, Molokai Channel, English Channel
16. Abhejali Bernardova (Czech Republic): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Catalina Channel, Tsugaru Channel
16. Steve Walker (U.S.A.): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Catalina Channel, North Channel
16. Cameron Bellamy (South Africa): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Catalina Channel, North Channel

3 with 4 more to go
34. Michael Miller (USA): Molokai Channel, English Channel, Catalina Channel
34. Nick Adams (UK): English Channel (10 times), Strait of Gibraltar, Catalina Channel
34. Sakura Hingley (UK): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Catalina Channel
34. Jaimie Monahan (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar
34. Alison Streeter MBE (UK): English Channel (43 times), North Channel, Catalina Channel
34. Barbara Held (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar
34. Oliver Wilkinson (England): English Channel, Molokai Channel, Strait of Gibraltar
34. Jaime Caballero (Spain): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar
34. Miquel Suñer Comalat (Spain): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar
34. Samantha Simon (USA): English Channel (twice), Catalina Channel, Molokai Channel
34. David Blanke (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar
34. Joseph Locke (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar
34. Nial Funchion (USA): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Catalina Channel
34. Katie Benoit (USA/Germany): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Molokai Channel
34. James Penrose (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar
34. Dan Richards (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar
34. Ranie Crowley Pearce (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar
34. Scott Lautman (USA): Strait of Gibraltar, Catalina Channel, English Channel
34. Michael Ventre (South Africa): English Channel, Molokai Channel, Catalina Channel
34. Florence Chadwick (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar [deceased]
34. Roger Finch (South Africa): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar
34. Helen Gibbs (UK): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Catalina Channel
34. Mariel Hawley (Mexico): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar
34. Jorge Crivilles Villanueva (Spain): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar
34. Graeme Lowe (Jersey): English Channel, Catalina Channel, North Channel
34. Shubham Vanmali (India): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Catalina Channel
34. Dan Curtis (U.S.A.): Strait of Gibraltar (twice), Catalina Channel, Tsugaru Channel
34. Jeff Everett (U.S.A.): Strait of Gibraltar, English Channel, Catalina Channel
34. Tracy Clark (New Zealand): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Catalina Channel
34. Fionnuala Walsh (Ireland): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar
34. Ion Lazarenco (Moldavia/Ireland): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, North Channel
34. Donald Perrott (South Africa): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Catalina Channel
34. Marcy MacDonald (U.S.A.): English Channel (15 times), Catalina Channel, Molokai Channel
34. Ned Denison (U.S.A.): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar
34. Jorge Crivilles Villanueva (Spain): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar
34. Marilyn Korzekwa (Canada): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Cook Strait
34. Nora Toledano (Mexico): English Channel (6 times), Strait of Gibraltar, Catalina Channel

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