Defeating Oceans Seven

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Stephen Redmond during his quest of the Oceans Seven in the Red Bull Bulletin
Stephen Redmond, the protagonist of the swimming film Defeating Oceans Seven, about his quest of the Oceans Seven, produced by Red Bull Media House

noun - Defeating Oceans Seven is a swimming film about Stephen Redmond's quest to complete the Oceans Seven, a solo swim across the world's seven most challenging channels. The film was produced by Wolfgang Merkel at Red Bull Media House.

The film trailer can be seen here.


The film was a winner of the Adventure Award at the San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival.

Oceans Seven

Oceans Seven is open water swimming's version of the Seven Summits. The Seven Summits are the highest mountains in each of the seven continents. Oceans Seven was first conceived in 2009 by Steven Munatones and is showcased in the film by Red Bull Media House called Defeating Oceans Seven that documents the quest by Stephen Redmond to become the first person to achieve the Oceans Seven.


Stephen Redmond from County Cork, Ireland is a former rugby player and triathlete who has become one of the world's hardiest marathon swimmers and a famed endurance athlete. The 2012 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year became the first person in history to achieve the Oceans Seven.

Red Bull Media House

As an umbrella brand, Red Bull Media House offers a wide range of premium media products and compelling content across media channels as diverse as TV, mobile, digital, audio, and print, with core media offerings that appeal to a global audience.

Not only does it create content and operate media platforms with direct consumer impact, but Red Bull Media House also offers a vast range of targeted business opportunities for partnerships with other companies, media partners and affiliates. These include content distribution and licensing, brand partnerships, and advertising in its media. Red Bull Media House is on a mission to fascinate.

Wolfgang Merkel

Wolfgang Merkel is a producer with Red Bull Media House, a multi-platform media company with a focus on sports, culture, and lifestyle. He was the Executive Producer of the documentary film about Stephen Redmond's Oceans Seven project.


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