About Michael

Michael Ventre, is an IT engineer living and working in Cork, Ireland and is passionate about family, travel and open water swimming. He is also an avid campaigner for ending extreme poverty.

Michael has swum the English Channel and two other "Ocean's Sevens" channels around the world. He is also an accomplished ice swimmer. Michael is now preparing for his biggest challenge. Starting in April 2017 Michael will be the first person in history to swim from New York to London, 3800 extraordinary miles across the Atlantic, a super human feat and a world record.  A seemingly impossible swim to solve what most regard as an impossible dream. Michael will risk his life to raise millions of pounds for Oxfam to help eradicate extreme poverty by 2030.