2013 SBCSA Banquet Honorees
Posted by Scott Zornig, 29 October 2013
This has been the second biggest season in the short history of the SBCSA. We had 25 scheduled attempts, 16 successes, 2 time records, 1 age record and 1 first. Most importantly, we had another safe season. The below swimmers will be honored at this year’s banquet on November 2nd.
- Regina Matheu (Guatemala) – 10th swim from Santa Cruz Island to mainland 7/26/13
- Lynn Kubasek – 1st swim from Santa Cruz Island to Anacapa Island 8/31/13 “FIRST - DIRECTION”
- Tamie Stewart - 37th swim from Anacapa Island to mainland 9/13/13
- Jim McConica - 38th swim from Anacapa Island to mainland 9/13/13
- Tom Ball - 39th swim from Anacapa Island to mainland 9/13/13
- Scott Tapley - 40th swim from Anacapa Island to mainland 9/14/13
- Theo Schmeeckle - 41st swim from Anacapa Island to mainland 9/19/13
- Stacey Warmuth - 42nd swim from Anacapa Island to mainland 9/19/13 “AGE RECORD”
- Jim McConica - 11th swim from Santa Cruz Island to mainland 9/20/13 “SPEED RECORD”
- Julian Rusinek - 1st swim from San Miguel Island to Santa Rose Island 9/21/13 “FIRST”
- Jim Neitz - 43rd swim from Anacapa Island to mainland 9/24/13 “MOST SWIMS”
- Tanya MacLean (Canada) - 44th swim from Anacapa Island to mainland 9/29/13
- John Chung – 45th swim from Anacapa Island to mainland 10/17/13
- Michelle Macy – 46th swim from Anacapa Island to mainland 10/24/13 “SPEED RECORD”
- Aged Chum (Scott Zornig, Michael Sullivan, Lisa Nordholm, Frank “Kevin” Seres, Rob Dumouchel and Lynn Kubasek) 14th relay swim from Santa Cruz Island to mainland 9/28/13
- Live Bait (Julian Rusinek, Theo Schmeeckle, Peter Hayden, Natalie Merrow, Kelley Schall and Carol Hayden) 15th relay swim from Santa Cruz Island to mainland 9/28/13
Introducing SBCSA’s Newest Lifetime Members
Theo Schmeeckle and Vic Anderson
Interesting Facts About Anacapa Island
Anacapa is five miles long and 1/4 mile wide.
Typical rainfall is between eight and thirteen inches per year.
The island supports 265 species of plants, including two found only on Anacapa and 20 found only on the Channel Islands.
West Anacapa is home to the largest breeding colony of California brown pelicans.
Frenchy LeDreau lived at Frenchys Cove from 1928 to 1956.
The Anacapa lighthouse, turned on in 1932, was the last permanent lighthouse built on the West Coast.
Harbor seals and California sea lions rest and breed on the island.
Anacapa is home to 30 sea caves.
Anacapa is the only Channel Island to have a non-Spanish-derived name. Anacapa comes from the Chumash word eneepah, meaning mirage island.
On the night of December 2, 1853, the sidewheel steamer Winfield Scott running at full speed crashed into the rocks off Middle Anacapa and sank. All of the passengers survived and were rescued after a week.
On January 31, 2000, Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crashed near the island