- One-way island-to-mainland: 12.2 statute miles. 35 successes by 32 people.
- One-way mainland-to-island: Three successes.
- Two-way M-I-M: 24.4 statute miles. Two successes, by Cindy Cleveland and Paul Lewis.
- Anacapa to Santa Cruz, inter-island: 5.6 statute miles. Two successes, by Scott Zornig and Santosh Patil.
- Circumnavigation: Approximately 11 statute miles. Never attempted.
Current through end of 2012.
Anacapa is an excellent option for both experienced and first-time channel swimmers. It has similar conditions to a Catalina Channel swim, but is only 60% of the distance. If you are interested in trying a full-fledged open-ocean channel swim, but are not quite ready to take on the full distance of a Catalina or English Channel swim, please consider Anacapa.
SBCSA board member Dave Van Mouwerik has prepared a comprehensive "Roadmap" for Anacapa Island swims. Download it HERE in PDF format.
Anacapa is the closest Channel Island to the mainland, just over 12 miles offshore. A swimmer could expect similar conditions to a Catalina Channel swim - perhaps 2 degrees F cooler water temperature on average, slightly windier, and slightly choppier. Significant cross current (east to west) in the last mile before shore has been observed on some swims.
- Standard Route: East edge of Anacapa Island (cliff face just west of Arch Rock) to Silver Strand Beach in Oxnard. 12.2 statute miles.
- Scott Zornig, 2001 - local news segment
- Jim McConica, 2008 - video, Part 1 Part 2
- Dave Van Mouwerik, 2010 - video, Rob Aquatics report
- Joni Young, 2010 - video
- Lynn Kubasek, 2011 - video, Rob Aquatics report
- Cherie Edborg, 2012 - video, Rob Aquatics report
- Fiona Goh, 2012 - video
- Jim McConica, 2012 - video