“Ocean’s Seven” consists of seven long-distance open swims. It is considered the ultimate challenge for marathon swimmers. Wicklow-based swimmer Ion Lazarenco Tiron has completed five of the seven. Last month he added the Catalina Channel and the Moloka’i Channel in quick succession to the three he had already done – the English Channel, the North Channel and the Strait of Gibraltar.
He talks to Wendy about how he got into swimming, and what it’s like to swim through the night in shark-inhabited waters.
Available until Saturday July 4th, 2020 at 1:37pm