Rohan Dattatrey More

Rohan Dattatrey More

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Rohan More is a 32-year-old Indian open water swimmer from Maharashtra who completed seven Oceans Seven channels during the summers of 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018. More is a software engineer with Cognizant of Dubai. He has been coached by Kalpana AgasheAshok Deshpande, and Ramesh Vipat and serves as a Marathon Swimming Mentor.


Channel Swimming Career

2018 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year Nomination

He was nominated for the 2018 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association:

Living in Abu Dhabi and India during his Oceans Seven journey, Rohan Dattatrey More became the first person from India training in warm-water environs to complete the Oceans Seven. Since the age of 11, More has done marathon swims, first in his native lands and then across the English Channel (14 hours 14 minutes), Catalina Channel (10 hours 16 minutes), Molokai Channel (16 hours 28 minutes), North Channel (12 hours 46 minutes), Tsugaru Channel (10 hours 46 minutes), Strait of Gibraltar (4 hours 56 minutes), and Cook Strait (8 hours 46 minutes) between the ages of 28 and 42 while working as a software engineer. The 42-year-old was inducted as an Honor Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame this year and won India’s prestigious Tenzing Norgay Award for his swimming exploits. For becoming the first person from south Asia to achieve the Oceans Seven, for serving as an ambassador of the sport and his native India throughout the world with a bright, genuine smile, and for showing that one’s whereabouts and origins present no barrier to swimming across the world’s most iconic channels, Rohan More of India is a worthy nominee for the 2018 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.

2015 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year Nominee

More was nominated as the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association along with the following nominees:

1. Antonio Argüelles (Mexico) Channel Swimmer Redux

2. Attila Mányoki (Hungary) Prolific Ocean Swimmer

4. Ben Hooper (Great Britain) Transoceanic Challenger

4. Benoît Lecomte (France/U.S.A.) Transoceanic Adventurer

5. Christof Wandratsch (Germany) Ice Swimming Record Holder

6. Evgenij Pop Acev (Macedonia) FINA Grand Prix Champion

6. Ingemar Patiño Macarine (Philippines) Pinoy Aquaman

8. James Tout (U.S.A.) Long-overdue Triple Crowner

9. Lewis Pugh, OIG (Great Britain) Ocean Advocate

10. Rohan More (India) Oceans Seven Adventurer

11. Rostislav Vítek (Czech Republic) Ice Swimmer Extraordinaire

12. Simone Ruffini (Italy) Olympian & World Champion

2015 WOWSA Award Nomination

Rohan More (India) Oceans Seven Adventurer

Rohan More knows how to program his life as he steadily climbs the Oceans Seven rankings. The 29-year-old software programmer became the first Indian to successfully complete a crossing in the swirling eddies of the Tsugaru Channel in Japan (in a fast 10 hours 46 minutes) as well as a tough, jellyfish-strewn crossing of the North Channel in 12 hours 46 minutes. He also completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming with a 6 hour 44 minute Manhattan Island Marathon Swim to add to his growing resume of marathon swims. For his ability to handle cold, rough waters far removed from his training base in warm waters, for his constant smile before, during and after his channel swims, and for his ambassadorship of open water swimming in different communities, Rohan More is a worthy nominee for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.

2016 World’s 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Men

More was named to the World’s 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Men in 2016 (alphabetized by last name) by the World Open Water Swimming Association:

1. Dr. Doron Amosi, extreme relay/cross-border swimmer from Israel

2. Antonio Argüelles Díaz-González, channel swimmer and endurance athlete from Mexico

4. Cyril Baldock, marathon/channel swimmer from Australia

4. Ram Barkai, administrator, event organizer and ice swimmer from South Africa

5. John Batchelder, butterflying marathon swimmer from USA

6. Nejib Belhedi, marathon/stage/boat pull swimmer from Tunisia

6. Alexander Brylin, channel ice swimmer from Russia

8. Luc Chetboun, extreme relay/cross-border swimmer from Israel

9. Salvatore Cimmino, amputee advocate and marathon/extreme swimmer from Italy

10. Jean Craven, marathon/extreme swimmer from South Africa

11. Ned Denison, IMSHOF administrator and marathon/ice swimmer from Ireland

12. Craig Dietz, disabled open water swimmer from USA

14. Ben Enosh, extreme relay/cross-border swimmer from Israel/USA

14. Udi Erell, extreme relay/cross-border swimmer from Israel

15. Stephen Junk, channel swimmer from Australia

16. Henri Kaarma, event organizer and ice swimmer from Estonia

16. Ger Kennedy, ice, underwater and extreme swimmer from Ireland

18. Craig Lenning, marathon/channel/ice swimmer from the USA

19. Neil Macaskill, extreme/cross-border swimmer from South Africa

20. Pádraig Mallon, escort pilot, event organizer and marathon/channel/ice swimmer from Ireland

21. Ingemar Patiño Macarine, channel/marathon swimmer from the Philippines

22. Andrew Malinak, administrator and cold water/marathon/channel swimmer from the USA

24. Chris Marthinusen, extreme/high-altitude swimmer from South Africa

24. Patrick McKnight, marathon/channel swimmer from the USA

25. Allan McLeland, Peak and Pond swimmer/climber from the USA

26. Darren Miller, channel swimmer and event director from the USA

26. Rohan More, marathon/channel swimmer from India

28. Gullupilli Narhari, extreme relay swimmer from India

29. Matías Ola, event organizer and ice/extreme swimmer from Argentina

40. Kieron Palframan, ice/extreme swimmer from South Africa

41. James Pittar, blind marathon/channel swimmer from Australia

42. Javier Mérida Prieto, disabled Triple Crown swimmer from Spain

44. Lewis Pugh OIG, ocean advocate and ice/extreme swimmer from the UK

44. Oded Rahav, extreme relay/cross-border swimmer from Israel

45. Stephen Redmond, channel/marathon swimmer from Ireland

46. Adrian Sarchet, marathon/channel swimmer from Guernsey

46. Ori Sela, extreme relay/cross-border swimmer from Israel

48. Dan Simonelli, coach/guide/observer and marathon/channel swimmer from the USA

49. Paramvir Singh, extreme relay swimmer from India

40. Albert Sobirov, ice swimmer from Russia

41. Petar Stoychev, marathon/channel/ice/Olympic swimmer from Bulgaria

42. Ryan Stramrood, ice/extreme swimmer from South Africa

44. Martin Strel, marathon/stage swimmer from Slovenia

44. Dr. Otto Thaning, channel/marathon swimmer from South Africa

45. Jacques Tuset, prison island swimmer from France

46. Toks Viviers, ice/extreme swimmer from South Africa

46. Adam Walker, coach, event organizer, and channel swimmer from England

48. Christof Wandratsch, event organizer and ice/marathon/channel/professional swimmer from Germany

49. Brenton Williams, event organizer and butterfly ocean swimmer from South Africa

50. Herman van der Westhuizen, extreme high-altitude swimmer from South Africa

Oceans Seven Swimmers

1st: Stephen Redmond (Ireland) 2nd: Anna-Carin Nordin (Sweden) 3rd: Michelle Macy (USA) 4th: Darren Miller (USA) 5th: Adam Walker (UK) 6th: Kimberly Chambers (New Zealand) 7th: Antonio Argüelles (Mexico) 8th: Ion Lazarenco Tiron (Moldavia/Ireland) 9th: Rohan Dattatrey More (India) 10th: Abhejali Bernardová (Czech Republic) 11th: Cameron Bellamy (South Africa) 12th: Lynton Mortensen (Australia) 13th: Thomas Pembroke (Australia) 14th: Nora Toledano Cadena (Mexico) 15th: Mariel Hawley Dávila (Mexico) 16th: André Wiersig (Germany) 17th: Liz Fry (USA) 18th: Attila Mányoki (Hungary)

Role in Swimming Community


Special Honors Marathon/Channel Swimming

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