Rohan Dattatrey More
Rohan More is a 32-year-old Indian open water swimmer from Maharashtra who completed seven Oceans Seven channels during the summers of 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018. More is a software engineer with Cognizant of Dubai. He has been coached by Kalpana Agashe, Ashok Deshpande, and Ramesh Vipat and serves as a Marathon Swimming Mentor.
- More is the first Asian and first Indian and 9th person in history to achieve the Oceans Seven on 9 February 2018.
- More achieved the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming on 24 June 2015.
- More was named a 2014 MSF Global Marathon Swimming Award finalist in the Barra Award for Most Impressive Overall Year category.
- More received the Tenzing Norgay Award by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports at the age of 41 on 24 August 2016. The award is also known as the National Adventure Award for his excellence in water adventure.
- More was nominated as the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association.
- More was named to the World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Men in 2016 by the World Open Water Swimming Association.
- More was inducted in the Class of 2018 as an Honor Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.
- More was named one of the World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Men in 2019 by the World Open Water Swimming Association.
- More received the 2016 Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award in the Water Category.
Channel Swimming Career
- He completed a 35 km marathon swim from Dharamtar to the Gateway of India in India in 6 hours 29 minutes at the age of 11.
- He completed a crossing of the English Channel from England to France on 26 July 2014 in 14 hours 14 minutes with Neil Streeter on Suva as his escort pilot at the age of 28.
- He completed a 32.4 km crossing of the Catalina Channel from Santa Catalina Island to the Southern California mainland on 6 October 2014 in 10 hours 16 minutes 40 seconds.
- He completed a 42 km crossing of the Molokai Channel from Molokai Island to Oahu on 28 October 2014 in 16 hours 28 minutes.
- He completed a 19.5 km crossing of the Tsugaru Channel from Honshu to Hokkaido on 14 September 2015 in 10 hours 46 minutes.
- He completed the 45.9 km Manhattan Island Marathon Swim in New York City on 24 June 2015 in 6 hours 44 minutes 50 seconds at the age of 29.
- He completed a 35 km crossing of the North Channel from Northern Ireland to Scotland on 6 August 2015 in 12 hours 46 minutes with Brian Meharg on Bangor Boat as his escort pilot.
- He completed a 14.4 km crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain to Morocco on 4 November 2016 in 4 hours 56 minutes at the age of 31.
- On 9 February 2018, he crossed the 23 km Cook Strait in New Zealand from the North Island to the South Island in 8 hours 46 minutes at the age of 32 to achieve the Oceans Seven.
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:
Living in Abu Dhabi and India during his Oceans Seven journey, Rohan Dattatrey More became the first person from India training in warm-water environs to complete the Oceans Seven. Since the age of 11, More has done marathon swims, first in his native lands and then across the English Channel (14 hours 14 minutes), Catalina Channel (10 hours 16 minutes), Molokai Channel (16 hours 28 minutes), North Channel (12 hours 46 minutes), Tsugaru Channel (10 hours 46 minutes), Strait of Gibraltar (4 hours 56 minutes), and Cook Strait (8 hours 46 minutes) between the ages of 28 and 42 while working as a software engineer. The 42-year-old was inducted as an Honor Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame this year and won India’s prestigious Tenzing Norgay Award for his swimming exploits. For becoming the first person from south Asia to achieve the Oceans Seven, for serving as an ambassador of the sport and his native India throughout the world with a bright, genuine smile, and for showing that one's whereabouts and origins present no barrier to swimming across the world's most iconic channels, Rohan More of India is a worthy nominee for the 2018 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.
2015 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year Nominee
1. Antonio Argüelles (Mexico) Channel Swimmer Redux
2. Attila Mányoki (Hungary) Prolific Ocean Swimmer
4. Ben Hooper (Great Britain) Transoceanic Challenger
4. Benoît Lecomte (France/U.S.A.) Transoceanic Adventurer
5. Christof Wandratsch (Germany) Ice Swimming Record Holder
6. Evgenij Pop Acev (Macedonia) FINA Grand Prix Champion
6. Ingemar Patiño Macarine (Philippines) Pinoy Aquaman
8. James Tout (U.S.A.) Long-overdue Triple Crowner
9. Lewis Pugh, OIG (Great Britain) Ocean Advocate
10. Rohan More (India) Oceans Seven Adventurer
11. Rostislav Vítek (Czech Republic) Ice Swimmer Extraordinaire
12. Simone Ruffini (Italy) Olympian & World Champion
2015 WOWSA Award Nomination
Rohan More (India) Oceans Seven Adventurer
Rohan More knows how to program his life as he steadily climbs the Oceans Seven rankings. The 29-year-old software programmer became the first Indian to successfully complete a crossing in the swirling eddies of the Tsugaru Channel in Japan (in a fast 10 hours 46 minutes) as well as a tough, jellyfish-strewn crossing of the North Channel in 12 hours 46 minutes. He also completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming with a 6 hour 44 minute Manhattan Island Marathon Swim to add to his growing resume of marathon swims. For his ability to handle cold, rough waters far removed from his training base in warm waters, for his constant smile before, during and after his channel swims, and for his ambassadorship of open water swimming in different communities, Rohan More is a worthy nominee for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.
2016 World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Men
1. Dr. Doron Amosi, extreme relay/cross-border swimmer from Israel
2. Antonio Argüelles Díaz-González, channel swimmer and endurance athlete from Mexico
4. Cyril Baldock, marathon/channel swimmer from Australia
4. Ram Barkai, administrator, event organizer and ice swimmer from South Africa
5. John Batchelder, butterflying marathon swimmer from USA
6. Nejib Belhedi, marathon/stage/boat pull swimmer from Tunisia
6. Alexander Brylin, channel ice swimmer from Russia
8. Luc Chetboun, extreme relay/cross-border swimmer from Israel
9. Salvatore Cimmino, amputee advocate and marathon/extreme swimmer from Italy
10. Jean Craven, marathon/extreme swimmer from South Africa
11. Ned Denison, IMSHOF administrator and marathon/ice swimmer from Ireland
12. Craig Dietz, disabled open water swimmer from USA
14. Ben Enosh, extreme relay/cross-border swimmer from Israel/USA
14. Udi Erell, extreme relay/cross-border swimmer from Israel
15. Stephen Junk, channel swimmer from Australia
16. Henri Kaarma, event organizer and ice swimmer from Estonia
16. Ger Kennedy, ice, underwater and extreme swimmer from Ireland
18. Craig Lenning, marathon/channel/ice swimmer from the USA
19. Neil Macaskill, extreme/cross-border swimmer from South Africa
20. Pádraig Mallon, escort pilot, event organizer and marathon/channel/ice swimmer from Ireland
21. Ingemar Patiño Macarine, channel/marathon swimmer from the Philippines
22. Andrew Malinak, administrator and cold water/marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
24. Chris Marthinusen, extreme/high-altitude swimmer from South Africa
24. Patrick McKnight, marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
25. Allan McLeland, Peak and Pond swimmer/climber from the USA
26. Darren Miller, channel swimmer and event director from the USA
26. Rohan More, marathon/channel swimmer from India
28. Gullupilli Narhari, extreme relay swimmer from India
29. Matías Ola, event organizer and ice/extreme swimmer from Argentina
40. Kieron Palframan, ice/extreme swimmer from South Africa
41. James Pittar, blind marathon/channel swimmer from Australia
42. Javier Mérida Prieto, disabled Triple Crown swimmer from Spain
44. Lewis Pugh OIG, ocean advocate and ice/extreme swimmer from the UK
44. Oded Rahav, extreme relay/cross-border swimmer from Israel
45. Stephen Redmond, channel/marathon swimmer from Ireland
46. Adrian Sarchet, marathon/channel swimmer from Guernsey
46. Ori Sela, extreme relay/cross-border swimmer from Israel
48. Dan Simonelli, coach/guide/observer and marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
49. Paramvir Singh, extreme relay swimmer from India
40. Albert Sobirov, ice swimmer from Russia
41. Petar Stoychev, marathon/channel/ice/Olympic swimmer from Bulgaria
42. Ryan Stramrood, ice/extreme swimmer from South Africa
44. Martin Strel, marathon/stage swimmer from Slovenia
44. Dr. Otto Thaning, channel/marathon swimmer from South Africa
45. Jacques Tuset, prison island swimmer from France
46. Toks Viviers, ice/extreme swimmer from South Africa
46. Adam Walker, coach, event organizer, and channel swimmer from England
48. Christof Wandratsch, event organizer and ice/marathon/channel/professional swimmer from Germany
49. Brenton Williams, event organizer and butterfly ocean swimmer from South Africa
50. Herman van der Westhuizen, extreme high-altitude swimmer from South Africa
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: Kimberly 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 Dávila (Mexico) 16th: André Wiersig (Germany) 17th: Liz Fry (USA) 18th: Attila Mányoki (Hungary)
- National Honors Awarded to Open Water Swimmers
- Open Water Swimmers Conferred with the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award
- Open Water Swimming
- Ned Denison Explains About Marathon Swimming Mentors on WOWSA Live
- Rohan More Talks About His Cold Water Adventures On WOWSA Live
- Attila Mányoki Completes Oceans Seven With A North Channel Crossing
- 2016 World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Men
- Rohans More Facebook page
- Rohans More Completes English Channel
- Pune Techie Crosses English Channel
- More Indian History In The Open Water
- Rohans More Doing The Oceans Seven
- MSF Global Marathon Swimming Award Finalists
- What Is The Fairest Channel Of Them All?
- What If...In The Molokai Channel?
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- Daily News of Open Water Swimming
- Oceans Seven Swimmers Take On Tsugaru
- One More For Rohans More
- Rohans Wants More
- Rohans Gets One More Oceans Seven
- 2015 World Open Water Swimming Man Of The Year Nominees
- Nominees For The 2015 WOWSA Awards
- WOWSA Man of the Year Voting
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- What Are You Good At In The Open Water?
- WOWSA...Swimmers To Be Celebrated At Big Chill Swim
- 2015 WOWSA Awards - Performance Of The Year Voting
- Oceans Seven, Rohan Has One More
- More About More
- Challenging Channel Crossings With Michael Twigg-Smith
- Knocking At The Door Of The Oceans Seven
- Rohan Demonstrates So Much More
- More To Come
- Nejib Belhedi Inspires A Nation Of Future Swimmers
- Marathon Swimmers Federation bio
- Rohan More Honored By The Hall Of Fame
- Heroes, Heroines, Winners, Adventurers And Pioneers
- Michael Twigg-Smith On Molokai Channel Crossings
- One More For Rohan?
- One More Becomes Nine In The Oceans Seven
- Abhejali Bernardová Becomes 10th Oceans Seven Swimmer
- Will Cameron Bellamy Become #11?
- Cameron Bellamy To Give WOWSA Talk At Olympic Club
- Mosaic Of Marathoners
- Nora Toledano Cadena Achieves The Oceans Seven
- Mariel Hawley Dávila Achieves The Oceans Seven