A non-profit association to support and sanction marathon swims in the Channel Islands region of California


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May 2022 Update

The SBCSA have resumed normal (pre-COVID-19) operations, and are accepting applications for solo AND relay swims of ALL our sanctioned routes. Additionally, we are no longer requiring proof of vaccination from swimmers and their support crew. As always, please submit your application at least 45 days before your scheduled swim attempt.

From the SBCSA Board of Directors: Evan Morrison, Jane Cairns, Dave Van Mouwerik, Peter Hayden, Cherie Edborg, and Karina Garcia.


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Steps to Swim with the SBCSA

  1. Choose a swim route.
  2. Make arrangements with an escort boat and identify your support crew.
  3. Submit a sanction application:
  4. The SBCSA will assign an observer to your swim.
  5. Train.
  6. Swim across!

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