The Southern California Eight
Posted by Scott Zornig, 2 December 2014
The Southern California Eight consists of solo swims following traditional marathon swimming rules from all eight of the California Channel Islands. These islands are governed by two marathon swimming organizations; the CCSF is responsible for swims from Catalina Island while the SBCSA is responsible for 7 Channel Islands.
Penny Palfrey is the only person to have had successful solo to mainland swims from 4 different islands. Dave Yudovin, Jim McConica and Tina Neill have completed solo swims off of 3 different Channel Islands. Penny also has an inter-island solo on her California Channel Island resume.