14 Dec 2023

Caitlin O'Reilly on her attempt to conquer seven channel swims

From Nine To Noon, 9:45 am on 14 December 2023

Teenage ocean swimmer Caitlin O'Reilly's taking a well deserved break over summer after continuing her quest to conquer the Oceans Seven.

That's the marathon swimming challenge that takes in seven channel swims around the world,  including: The English, Catalina, North, Molokai and Tsugaru channels as well as the Strait of Gibraltar and New Zealand's own Cook Strait. Caitlin already has that under her belt - she knocked it off at age 12 - becoming the youngest Kiwi to swim it.

The 19-year-old has also polished off the Tsugaru, North and English Channels. She'll keep training in Auckland over summer, ready to tackle the Catalina Channel in July.

Caitlin O'Reilly

Photo: Caitlin O'Reilly Facebook