Tsugaru Channel swim: the EPIC video

It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post. I shall just say that 2018 has been an EPIC year for me. And hopefully I’ll get around to writing about some various highlight at some point before the year end.

But for the past 8 months of the year, I was swimming. A lot. I achieved a bucketlist item of swimming Tsugaru Channel (that body of water between Honshu and Hokkaido) and one of the Oceans Seven swims. I swam it as part of an international 3-person relay with two friends (also expats in Tokyo). And for the record, I’ve been trying to do this swim for the past 2-3 years and was never chosen for a slot. But at the end of 2017, I was finally notified of a last-minute slot for 2018 (I think due to someone else cancelling).

It was quite the journey in terms of training and build-up and the actual swim itself. Will eventually write an epic swim report, but for now, I will leave you with the EPIC video documenting our channel swim which we did on 19-20 July 2018. The film was shot and edited by my amazingly talented friend (and crew support on the swim) Matt.

For your viewing pleasure: (and yes, we really did this!)


2 thoughts on “Tsugaru Channel swim: the EPIC video

  1. TimeToTriHarder.blog August 14, 2020 / 7:38 pm

    Loved the video!!! I followed the swim live when you did it (Forget what app it was), was so exciting. Just got a link from Francesco for this.. amazing! Serious achievement!


    • Alei August 16, 2020 / 11:37 pm

      Thanks! I remember all the support from the TiT members at the time. It was a great adventure!

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