- Darren Miller
- 30:138 year(s):day(s)
- United Kingdom ()
On 29 August 2013, Darren Miller (USA, b. 13 April 1983), became the youngest person to complete the Oceans Seven open water swimming challenge aged 30 years 138 days, when he successfully completed the crossing of the North Channel between Northern Ireland and Scotland in 11 hours 16 minutes. He had previously swum the English Channel, the Catalina Channel, the Molokai Channel, the Strait of Gibraltar, the Tsugaru Channel and the Cook Strait. Miller was also the first swimmer to complete the challenge on all first attempts.
The Oceans Seven, the open water swimming community's equivalent of the Seven Summits, was first proposed by Steven Munatones of the World Open Water Swimming Association and consists of the following waterways around the world: the North Channel between Northern Ireland and Scotland, the Cook Strait between the North and South Islands of New Zealand, the Molokai Channel between Oahu and Molokai Islands in Hawaii, 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.
Darren Miller's swims:
19 July 2010, English Channel, from England to France, 33.8 km, completed in 12 hours 4 minutes.
3 August 2011, Catalina Channel, from Santa Catalina Island to the Southern California mainland, 32.3 km, completed in 9 hours 15 minutes 33 seconds.
21 October 2011, Molokai Channel, from Molokai Island to Oahu, 42 km, completed in 12 hours 12 minutes.
3 May 2012, tandem crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar, from Spain to Morocco, 14.4 km, completed in 3 hours 44 minutes.
10 July 2012, Tsugaru Channel, from Honshu to Hokkaido in Japan, 19.5 km, completed in 15 hours 55 minutes.
21 March 2013, Cook Strait, from North Island to South Island, 23 km, completed in 10 hours 42 minutes.
29 August 2013, North Channel, from Northern Ireland to Scotland, 35 km, completed in 11 hours 16 minutes.