Disabled Frenchman swims from Africa to Asia

AQABA, Jordan (AFP) - A Frenchman who lost all of his limbs braved hot weather on Thursday to swim across the Red Sea from Egypt's Taba to Aqaba in Jordan as part of a global challenge.

Using prosthetic limbs with flippers attached, Philippe Croizon, 44, left Taba at 0630 GMT (2pm Singapore time) and arrived in Aqaba at 1150 GMT.

Redmond's challenge hangs in the balance


Steve Redmond, an endurance swimmer from Ballydehob, was forced to abandon his second attempt to swim the 19.5km Tsugaru Strait in Japan on Monday. After starting the difficult swim that morning, Steve was said to have been going well for the first few hours before he was caught in a current which forced him backwards. 

His team had begun the swim from Sai Village on Japan's main island of Honshu over Sunday night and Monday morning and 12 hours later, after little progress had been made due to the current, Steve had to abandon the swim for a second time.

His original attempt had to be abandoned on Friday night.

Steve Redmond forced back to land due to bad weather

Steve Redmond forced back to land due to bad weather

BALLYDEHOB endurance swimmer Steve Redmond has been forced to abandon his attempt to swim Japan’s 19.5 km Tsugaru Strait due to bad weather.

The team began the attempt at around midnight Irish time last night, setting out from Sai Village on Japans’ main island of Honshu.

Steve was in the water for almost four hours before it was decided to abandon the attempt due to the weather conditions.

The Tsugaru Strait is the last of the seven that make up the Oceans 7 Challenge that Steve is yet to complete.

Steve Redmond closes in on world record

LOCAL hero Steve Redmond is within touching distance of creating sporting history.

This weekend the amazing Cork swimmer (pictured) sets off for Japan where he hopes to start and finish the final challenge of his epic Oceans Sevens swim, and in the process become the first person in the world to have swum the seven oceans.

On this, the seventh and final leg of an astonishing adventure, Redmond must swim the 12-mile Tsugaru Strait, which is a channel between Honshu and Hokkaido in northern Japan, connecting the Sea of Japan with the "Pacific Ocean.

If he succeeds, then the father of two who works in Skibbereen and trains mainly in Lough Hyne, will have become the first person ever to achieve the feat.

Already this year, Redmond has completed the Cook Strait swim between the north and South Islands of New Zealand, as well as swimming the Molokai Channel between Oahu and Molokai Islands in Hawaii.

FINA OWS 10K, Shantou, China

Saturday, 13 October, 2012 (All day)

FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2012 - Shantou (CHN)

Milko van Gool reports: Bangla Channel 2012

Monday, 5 March 2012 New plan: swimming the Bangla Channel on 16 March 2011

Announcing a new plan: to swim the 'Bangla Channel', a 16 km stretch of water from mainland Bangladesh to St. Martin's Island, Bangladesh' southernmost point. It has been swum before by others. This year for the first time it will be a race, with so far only 4 solo participants.

Will tell you more about it soon, as well as about the CIPRB's Swimsafe project, which will start in April, when the weather and the water get warmer.

Nadandolibre • Steven Muñatones • Okinawa Triangle Swim (1993)

Steven Muñatones, describes his fourth adventure in open waters of Japan, in 1993.
Steven decides to perform a new aquatic marathon record in the Yaeyama Islands.
These islands are in the most remote part of Japan in the Pacific Ocean ... in the so-called triangle of Okinawa.
Serpientes turtles, hammerhead sharks, beautiful corals and fish of a thousand colors, are the perfect portal for the swimmer Muñatones Steven, who conquered the 37 km swim in 10 h 16 min, setting a new record without precedent.
Okinawa Triangle Swim (37 km in 10 hr 16 min)
Jose Diaz ·. How did you organize this great adventure? What was your point of departure and point of arrival?

Bering Strait Relay Members Confirmed

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The members of the First Intercontinental Swimming Relay from Eurasia to America across the Bering Strait Meeting of the Sun, announced the 86K (53 mile) relay will take place between July-August, 2012.