Early bird applications due May 1st!

Posted by Scott Zornig, 27 April 2015

Our early bird discounts expire on May 1. If you have an interest in swimming the California Channel Islands this year, please visit the SBCSA website and complete our new online application. It only takes 10 minutes and your application is immediately received by SBCSA’s application review committee. We will notify you within 7 days of receiving your application of acceptance.

Observer Training is Saturday, May 30th

dave vm Marathon swimming could not exist if it were not for the officials (Observers) who attend each attempted marathon swim to verify that our strict rules are followed and each swimmer remains safe.

If you have ever done a marathon swim, volunteering to observe is a great way to give back to your sport. If every marathon swimmer from each previous year would do a single observation, the various marathon swimming organizations would easily have all marathon attempts covered.

This season, observer Training will be held in Santa Barbara on May 30 (Saturday) at the Cabrillo Bathhouse on East Beach. The training will be held from 9am to 1pm.

Cabrillo Bath House at East Beach
1118 East Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara CA 93101

The SBCSA encourages observers, swimmers and support crews to attend this no cost, half day event. There will be no CPR/AED training offered this year. Instead, the course will focus fully on observation skills. Coffee will be served in the morning while pizza, salad and soft drinks will follow the event. We kindly ask you to RSVP as space is limited.

Please consider being an observer this year. Your sport needs you!

The David Yudovin Memorial Relay Swim

yudovins The swimming community lost a great friend when David Yudovin passed away on March 28th, 2015. David was a member of the Marathon Swimmers’ Hall of Fame and the International Swimming Hall of Fame and had over 40 solo swims to his credit. At the beginning of this year, David was working with Swim Across America to start the first Swim Across America Catalina Relay. Please join SAA and Beth Yudovin, David’s loving widow, in honoring David’s life and illustrious career by donating to the SAA - Catalina Relay. Proceeds will help make waves to fight cancer at the City of Hope Cancer Research Center.

Please make a donation today by visiting Swim Across America. Checks should be made out to Swim Across America and can be sent to One International Place, Suite 4600, Boston, MA 02110.

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