Supporting and sanctioning marathon swims in the Channel Islands region of California

News

  • May 15: Semana Nautica 6-mile swim - entries available
  • Apr 6: April Newsletter - October/November swim successes; banquet recap; new lifetime members.
  • Nov 3: 2017 Swim Season in Review - Recapping 13 solo swims and 4 relays sanctioned by the SBCSA in our 2017 season. Discovering a key detail from the first Santa Barbara Channel swim in 1978.
  • Oct 19: October Newsletter - Anacapa swims by Steve Dalke, Alice Ma, Karina Garcia, and Linda Simons. Dan Simonelli triple island hopper swim. First relay circumnavigation of Santa Cruz Island.
  • Sep 15: September Newsletter - Amy Gubser, Angel More, Ryan Utsumi Anacapa swims. New mainland-Anacapa record. Zombies relays swim Santa Rosa to Goleta.
  • Earlier News

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!

2018 Swim Successes

  • Abigail Fairman - Mainland to Anacapa Island. 5:30 on July 2 (new course record).
  • David Rich - Anacapa Island to Mainland. 7:53 on August 7.
  • San Fran Ma'ams - Anacapa Island circumnavigation. 7:23 on August 18 (first relay).
  • Marilyn Korzekwa - Santa Cruz Island to Mainland. 18:45 on September 12.
  • Carly Miller - Anacapa Island to Mainland. 7:19 on September 14.
  • Pearl Simonelli - Mainland to Anacapa Island. 8:20 on September 16.
  • Erika Gliebe - Anacapa Island to Mainland. 7:56 on September 16.
  • Michelle Squyer - Mainland to Anacapa Island. 11:53 on September 17.
  • Jim McConica - Mainland to Anacapa Island. 5:05 on September 20 (new course record).
  • Ken Mignosa - Mainland to Santa Cruz Island (via east Anacapa) to Mainland. 29:22 on September 19-21. First Santa Cruz Island two-way.

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