4 Down, 3 To Go In the Oceans Seven

4 Down, 3 To Go In the Oceans Seven

Bula Chowdhury Chakraborty is a name that has joined the possible Ocean’s Seven list of swimmers.*

Bula Chowdhury has done the English Channel in 1989 (10:46) and 1999 (13:15), the Catalina Channel in 2002 (10:23), the Cook Strait in 2003 (9:04) and the Strait of Gibraltar in 2000 (3:35).

Bula is celebrated in her home country in India where she won the Arjuna Award in 1999 and the Padma Shri in 2009. In addition to the Oceans Seven swims, she has crossed the 33-mile (53K) Palk Strait from Sri Lanka to India in nearly 14 hours in 2004, the Tiranian Sea in Italy, the Toroneos Gulf in Greece in 2002. In 2003, she swam across Cooks Straits in New Zealand. Bula Chowdhary completed the swim through the Strait of Gibraltar in a world record time at 3 hours and 35 minutes.

* This is a list of swimmers who have completed some of the Oceans Seven challeges. If you are interested in joining the growing list of swimmers accepting this challenge, email On The Oceans Seven Journey with your profile of swims completed and expected dates of your future Ocean’s Seven challenges.

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Steven Munatones