The Oceans 7 is a marathon swimming challenge consisting of seven open water channel swims. It was devised in 2008 as the swimming equivalent of the Seven Summits mountaineering challenge. It includes the North Channel, the Cook Strait, the Molokaʻi Channel, the English Channel, the Catalina Channel, the Tsugaru Strait and the Strait of Gibraltar. Less than 20 people, and only a handful of women have ever completed this grueling challenge on each of the 7 continents.
Stingray sponsored athletes Christine and Claire Thompson are attempting to be the first ever twins to complete the Oceans 7 and we plan on being there to support and follow their journey to completion over the next few years. They are not only attempting the challenge, but are also raising awareness and funds for shark conservation and the abolition of shark fining. Now that's what Stingray is all about!
Watch this space for exciting blogs and updates on the girls as they train towards their exciting goal.