Beth French Goes For The Calendar Year Oceans Seven
Beth French is a 39-year-old British swimmer, motivational speaker, and coach. The 24-hour Club member plans to become the first person to complete a Calendar Year Oceans Seven.
Her Calendar Year Oceans Seven will start with the North Channel, then the Catalina Channel, the Molokai Channel, the Cook Strait, the Strait of Gibraltar, the Tsugaru Channel, and the English Channel:
1. North Channel scheduled for 6 September 2016
2. Catalina Channel scheduled for 13 October 2016
3. Molokai Channel scheduled for late November 2016
4. Cook Strait scheduled for spring 2017
5. Strait of Gibraltar scheduled for May 2017
6. Tsugaru Channel scheduled for June 2017
7. English Channel scheduled for 22 August 2017
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Southern California native, born 1962, is the creator of the WOWSA Awards, Oceans Seven, Openwaterpedia, Citrus Corps, World Open Water Swimming Association, Daily News of Open Water Swimming, Global Open Water Swimming Conference. He is Chief Executive Officer of KAATSU Global and KAATSU Research Institute. Inductee in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (Honor Swimmer, Class of 2001) and Ice Swimming Hall of Fame (Honor Contributor – Media, Class of 2019), recipient of the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s Poseidon Award (2016), International Swimming Hall of Fame’s Irving Davids-Captain Roger Wheeler Memorial Award (2010), USA Swimming’s Glen S. Hummer Award (2007, 2010) and Harvard University’s John B. Imrie Award (1984). Served on the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee and as Technical Delegate with the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games, and 9-time USA Swimming coaching staff.