Welcome to the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association!
- To advise and support people wishing to undertake a channel swim in the Channel Islands region of Southern California (excluding swims to/from Catalina Island and the mainland, and circumnavigations of Catalina).
- To observe such swims, in order to promote safety and verify the integrity of the swim.
- To gather and preserve historical data about such swims.
- To promote local and regional interest in marathon swimming.
2014 Application Forms
The 2014 Application Packages for Solo and Relay swims are now available! Please see the Forms & Fees page.
2014 Semana Nautica Six-Mile Ocean Swim: Sunday, July 13
Mark your calendars! The 2014 Semana Nautica Six-Mile Ocean Swim will be held Sunday, July 13. This is a point-to-point swim along a beautiful stretch of coastline between Goleta Beach and Arroyo Burro Beach in Santa Barbara, and is organized by SBCSA board member Jane Cairns.
Many swimmers come back year after year to do this swim. It's also a perfect stepping stone for an Anacapa Channel swim!
SBCSA announces a new Green Policy
Our ongoing effort to be green.
“Green” is not a word often associated with marathon swimming – but we all need to do our part. The SBCSA is committed to leading marathon swim organizations in environmental responsibility and is taking actions to shape an environmentally sustainable future for our sport. From our pledge to identify boats with modern fuel efficient motors, to our stringent “no trash gets left behind” rule, to our encouragement of tandem swimming, to our efforts to become a paperless organization, The SBCSA has made “going green a priority.
Marathon swimming cannot take precedent over the health of our surroundings. By focusing on being a good steward of the environment, the SBCSA is proving that it is easy being green