Ion Lazarenco

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Ion Lazarenco Tiron was voted as the 2018 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year in a global online poll, nominated by the World Open Water Swimming Association
Ion Lazarenco Tiron was inducted in the Hall of Fame – Marathon Swimming Ireland as an Honour Swimmer in the Class of 2019
Ion Lazarenco Tiron course across the Tsugaru Channel on 25 July 2017 in 11 hours 20 minutes from Honshu to Hokkaido, Japan
Ion Lazarenco Tiron completed the Molokai Channel on Oahu in 18 hours 11 minutes in October 2016
Ion Lazarenco Tiron walking onshore on Sandy Beach on Oahu after his 18 hour 11 minute crossing of the Molokai Channel in October 2016

Ion Lazarenco Tiron is a 40-year-old Moldavian/Irish citizen living in Bray, Ireland since 1997.


Open Water Swimming Highlights

Swim of Peace Video

Nistru – Unites Moldova Mission

  • to popularize swimming among children and adolescents
  • to raise awareness on the need to protect the River Nistru
  • to raise trust among citizens on both banks of the river
  • to collect funds for orphanages and athletes who practice swimming and who do not have family support in Moldova


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:
Ion Lazarenco Tiron did his first major open water swim with a 235 km Swimming Marathon Nistru – Unites Moldova stage swim that took 8 days – and raised lots of money for charity. He forged on and ultimately developed a massively hardened veneer and a tough mental attitude in his adopted Ireland. This year, he culminated his four-year Oceans Seven journey with a successful crossing of the Cook Strait. Along the way in the midst of receiving a slew of awards in Ireland and completing an Ice Mile, he has completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming as well as crossings of the Strait of Gibraltar (4 hours 41 minutes), English Channel (13 hours 34 minutes), North Channel (16 hours 23 minutes), Catalina Channel (12 hours 1 minute), Molokai Channel (18 hours 11 minutes), Tsugaru Channel (11 hours 20 minutes) and Cook Strait (11 hours 5 minutes). For becoming the first person from the Republic of Moldova to achieve the Oceans Seven, for serving as an ambassador of the sport and adapting to the Irish community of accomplished swimmers, and for showing that one's origins present no barrier to swimming across the world's most iconic channels while raising significant funds for charities in Moldova, Ion Lazarenco Tiron of the Republic of Moldova/Ireland is a worthy nominee for the 2018 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.

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: Kimberley 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 Davila (Mexico)
16th: André Wiersig (Germany)
17th: Elizabeth Fry (USA)
18th: Attila Mányoki (Hungary)
19th: Jonathan Ratcliffe (UK)
20th: Jorge Crivilles Villanueva (Spain)]
21st: Adrian Sarchet (Guernsey)
22nd: Prabhat Koli (India)
23rd: Dina Levačić (Croatia)
24th: Herman van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
25th: Andy Donaldson (Scotland)
26th: Stephen Junk (Australia)
27th: Kieron Palframan (South Africa)

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