Supporting and sanctioning marathon swims in the Channel Islands region of California
- Oct 22: October Newsletter - season recap & banquet info
- 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.
- Earlier News
Steps to Swim with the SBCSA
- Choose a swim route.
- Make arrangements with an escort boat and identify your support crew.
- Submit a sanction application:
- The SBCSA will assign an observer to your swim.
- 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. 7:55 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.
- Susan Petro - Anacapa Island to Mainland. 15:53 on September 24. Oldest woman to swim SB Channel. Longest duration Anacapa swim.
- Luca Pozzi - Anacapa Island to Mainland. 5:48 on September 29.
- Night Train Swimmers - Anacapa Island to Mainland. 7:53 on October 1.
- Mina Rhoden - Anacapa Island to Mainland. 13:03 on October 1.
- Dave Loeffler - San Clemente Island to Catalina Island. 15:29 on October 9.
- Caroline Block - Santa Rosa Island to Mainland. 20:36 on October 9.
- Barbara Lastelic - Anacapa Island to Mainland. 7:38 on October 20.
- Deep Six 2 - Santa Cruz Island to Mainland. 9:28 on November 10.
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