2016 Sanction Applications are open!

Posted by SBCSA, 2 March 2016

The 2016 marathon swimming season is a few months away. If you wish to attempt a Southern California Channel this year, please apply prior to May 1, 2016 and take advantage of early bird discounts.

The SBCSA has online, electronic applications so the process is quick and easy. Furthermore, our vetting committee approves applications within 5 days of receipt. Please go to santabarbarachannelswim.org to book your 2016 California Channel Island marathon swim.


New Lifetime Members

The SBCSA welcomes our newest lifetime members:

The SBCSA now has 49 lifetime members who generously support the SBCSA. If you wish to become an SBCSA lifetime member, please complete our lifetime member form.

Many thanks to Peter, James and Kent for their commitment to marathon swimming!


Did You Know?

The endemic island deer mouse is the only native terrestrial mammal common to all the Channel Islands and is larger than mainland deer mice. Densities of deer mice on the islands can be greater than anywhere else in the world. This makes you happy if you’re an owl, but not if you’re a camper.


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