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Welcome to the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association!

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DRIVEN DVDs for Sale

The SBCSA has a limited inventory of DRIVEN - The Marathon Swimming Documentary DVDs. If you are interested in your own personal copy, the cost is $12.99 per DVD plus $2.00 for shipping.

Send your payment to Scott Zornig via PayPal (scottzornig at gmail dot com) or snail-mail at 1 Rockrose Ct, Coto de Caza, CA 92679. We'll ship it out to you the same day!

2014 Application Forms

The 2014 Application Packages for Solo and Relay swims are now available! Please see the Forms & Fees page.

Julian Rusinek Scholarship Announced

SBCSA lifetime member Julian Rusinek has funded a scholarship intended to assist financially needy American marathon swimmers who wish to swim the Santa Barbara Channel.

Each scholarship can range up to $500 towards SBCSA sanctioning fees and may be awarded to US residents who demonstrate both a financial need and commitment to completing a solo swim across one of our channels. Recipients must also be a good steward of our sport and respect the traditional rules of marathon swimming.

Marathon swimmers who wish to be reviewed for this scholarship should contact for the application requirements. The application deadline is May 1st.