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Circumnavigation Sevens

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Alex Kostich's training course and circumnavigation swim around Naples Island in Long Beach, California

noun - Circumnavigation Seven is the achievement of 7 different, self-directed solo circumnavigation swims around seven islands anywhere of any distance on Planet Earth by a single individual. This can be "around the island" of "from mainland - around the island - to mainland" as long as the distance is longer than the "around the island" distance. The definition of island is a bit flexible - it can be the tiny Fastnet Rock (always above low water) well off the coast of Ireland or more substantial like Manhattan Island. For this bucket list do not include tiny rocks/islets next to larger islands or a rock a few meters from the mainland.

Origin[edit]

First coined by Steven Munatones in 2019 based on the Oceans Seven concept.

Achievement[edit]

Ned Denison[edit]

Ned Denison was the first swimmer to declare achievement of the Circumnavigation Seven on 19 June 2020. He has completed more than 3,478 circumnavigation swims around more than 56 islands around the world as of June 2020. The circumnavigation swims and islands are listed below in order from longest to shortest distance. He lives 5 km from his normal training location which often involves multiple daily laps of Sandycove Island in Kinsale, Ireland.

  • 51 km around the Isle of Jersey in the English Channel in 2010
  • 45.9 km around Manhattan Island in New York City in 2007
  • 27 km around Valentia Island in County Kerry, Ireland, first circumnavigation swim in 2008
  • 26 km around Great Island (Cobh) in County Cork, Ireland, first and only circumnavigation swim in 2006
  • 17.7 km around Anacapa Island in California in 2016
  • 15 km around 2 islands between Stanley and Middle Island in Hong Kong in 2014 and 1 island in 2017
  • 11 km around Robben Island in Cape Town, South Africa in 2011
  • 10.5 km around Reengaroga Island in County Cork, Ireland in 2019
  • 7 km around Cork City in County Cork, Ireland, first ever circumnavigation swim in 2019 and again in 2021
  • 5.5 km around Beginish Island in County Cork, Ireland, 5 times between 2009-2019
  • 5 km both Little Sovereign Islands, Kinsale, Ireland, 9 times between 2009 and 2021
  • 5 km around 15 (or more) islands in Stoney Lake Ontario Canada in 2015
  • 4 km around Spanish Island in County Cork, Ireland, 3 times between 2015 and 2019
  • 3.35 km around the island in the Liepnitzsee in Berlin Germany 2018
  • 3 km around the island in the Bay of Methoni Greece, in 2017
  • 3 km around Ballycotton Island in Cork, Ireland, 4 times between 2005 and 2021
  • 3 km around Skellig Michael in County Kerry, Ireland in 2010
  • 3 km around Garnish Island in County Cork, Ireland, 8 times between 2015 and 2018
  • 1.9 km around Blueberry Island in Green River Reservoir, Vermont, USA in 2016
  • 1.6 km around Sandycove Island in County Cork, Ireland as lap leader of Sandycove Island, 2,964 times between 2000 and 17 May 2022
  • 1.5 km to 10 km around both Castle Islands Bullock Island and associated rock Lough Ine in County Cork, Ireland, 32 times between 2003 and 19 August 2021
  • 1.5 km to 6 km around more than 15 islands at Carvi Beach (Lagos) Portugal 42 times in 2016
  • 1.2 km to 7 km around both islands in Fox Cove, islands in the adjacent coves plus 2 islands in the north bay in Lake Kezar, Maine 72 times between 1968 and 19 August 2021
  • 3.6 km around King's Island, Limerick, Ireland on 4 September 2021

Matthias Kaßner[edit]

Matthias Kassner is a Triple Crown marathon swimmer from Berlin, Germany.

  • 45.9 km around Manhattan Island in New York City
  • 30 km around Berlin Müggelberge, Germany (first ever done)
  • 11 km around Pfaueninsel Berlin Wannsee, Germany (first ever done)
  • 10.5 km around Reengaroga Island in County Cork, Ireland in 2019
  • 6 km Little Sovereign Island, Kinsale, Ireland
  • 4 km around Spanish Island in County Cork, Ireland
  • 3.35 km around the island in the Liepnitzsee in Berlin Germany
  • 3 km around Ballycotton Island in Cork, Ireland
  • 3 km around Garnish Island in County Cork, Ireland
  • 1.6 km around Sandycove Island in County Cork, Ireland
  • 1.5 km to 10 km around both Castle Islands, Bullock Island and associated rock Lough Ine in County Cork, Ireland
  • 0.8 km Insel der Jugend, Berlin, Germany

Owen O'Keefe[edit]

Alex Kostich[edit]

Alex Kostich, known as the Travel Ninja is an American competitive swimmer, is closing in on the Circumnavigation Seven with the following circumnavigation swims:

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