October Successes - Hank Wise and Russ Parker
On Oct 9th, Hank Wise (age 48) of Huntington Beach, CA swam from Anacapa Island to Oxnard in 4 hours, 56 minutes, 54 seconds (observed by Dave Van Mouwerik). This is the second-fastest Anacapa-mainland swim of all-time and only 19 minutes off the record set by Jim McConica back in 2012. Congratulations Hank!
On October 26th, Russ Parker (age 59) from Laguna Niguel, CA, swam from Anacapa to mainland in 10 hours and 42 minutes. Russ finished south of Point Hueneme due to a strong current. His swim (observed by Cherie Edborg) was the 67th crossing since Cindy Cleveland first did it in 1978.
New Lifetime Members: Carol Sing and David Barra
Marathon swimming legends Carol Sing (left) and David Barra (right) are SBCSA’s newest lifetime members. They become 55th and 56th members of a generous collection of people who support marathon swimming and the SBCSA.