October Swim Successes

Posted by SBCSA, 2 November 2012

October started out with a new record. Jim McConica broke Nicholas Vargas’ 23 day old record for Anacapa Island to the mainland. Nick swam a 4:58 in September to break the existing record of 5:03. Jim swam a blazing fast 4:38 in near perfect conditions to establish a record which just may hold for several years. Is it possible that someone may actually go under 4:30 someday? Congratulations to Jim on an amazing swim.

On October 3rd, Jim McConica swam from Anacapa Island to the mainland a 2nd consecutive day and managed to finish in 5:24. This swim is equally impressive as Jim was tired and sore from the previous day’s effort. His time of 5:24 is the 5th fastest ever swam from Anacapa.


Jim McConica swimming past Gina during his record setting swim.


Jim McConica exiting the water in a very fast 4:38:07.

Santosh Patil from India swam from Anacapa Island to the tip of Santa Cruz Island on October 13th. It was only the 4th inter-island swim ever completed in the California Channel islands. His time of 2:13 is a new record.

On October 14th, three relay teams (Team Jessie, Team Augie and Team Coto) did the first ever relay off of Anacapa island. The 3 relays swam side by side and finished in a time of 7:17. The relays were made up of swimmers from the Coto Coyotes Masters Swim Club and the Oak Street Ocean Swimming Group in Laguna Beach.


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