- Elizabeth Fry
- 60:301 year(s):day(s)
- United Kingdom ()
Elizabeth Fry (USA, b. 28 October 1958) became the oldest person to complete the Oceans Seven open water swimming challenge on 25 August 2019, when, aged 60 years 301 days, she swam the 35-kilometre (21.7-mile) North Channel between Northern Ireland and Scotland, UK, in 11 hours 13 minutes 11 seconds.
The Oceans Seven, the open water swimming community's equivalent of mountaineering's Seven Summits, was first proposed by Steven Munatones of the World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA) and consists of the following waterways around the world: the North Channel between Northern Ireland and Scotland, UK; the Cook Strait between the North and South Islands of New Zealand; the Molokai Channel between Oahu and Molokai Islands in Hawaii, USA; the English Channel between England and France; the Catalina Channel between Catalina Island and the southern California mainland; the Tsugaru Channel between the islands of Honshu and Hokkaido in Japan; and the Strait of Gibraltar between Europe and Africa.
Fry's Oceans Seven swim dates and times were as follows (though in some cases she has completed the crossings on multiple occasions):
- English Channel (England to France): 20 August 2003: 9:05:00
- Catalina Channel (Catalina Island to California mainland, USA): 2 August 2005: 8:56:10
- Strait of Gibraltar (Europe to Africa): 11 June 2013: 3:35:00
- Molokai Channel (Molokai to Oahu, Hawaii, USA): 9–10 April 2016: 17:27:00
- Tsugaru Channel (Honshu to Hokkaido, Japan): 11 September 2016: 15:48:00
- Cook Strait (North to South Island, New Zealand): 30 March 2019: 9:54:00
- North Channel (Northern Ireland to Scotland, UK): 25 August 2019: 11:13:11