Supporting and sanctioning marathon swims in the Channel Islands region of California

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Steps to Swim with the SBCSA

  1. Choose a swim route.
  2. Make arrangements with an escort boat and identify your support crew.
  3. Submit a sanction application:
  4. The SBCSA will assign an observer to your swim.
  5. Train.
  6. Swim across!

2019 Swim Successes

  • Jim McConica - Anacapa Island circumnavigation. 5:58 on September 14.
  • Kris Berglund - Anacapa Island to Mainland. 8:49 on September 9.
  • Georgia Wells - Anacapa Island to Mainland. 6:59 on September 6.
  • David Sundius - Anacapa Island to Mainland. 7:40 on August 25.
  • Meg Omainsky - Anacapa Island circumnavigation. 7:35 on August 10.
  • Scott Kaloust - Anacapa Island to Mainland. 8:18 on August 4.
  • Denis Crean - Mainland to Anacapa Island. 6:20 on July 30.
  • Cindy Werhane - Anacapa Island circumnavigation. 6:55 on July 26.
  • Abigail Bergman - Mainland to Anacapa Island. 5:58 on July 23.
  • Prabhat Koli - Mainland to Anacapa Island. 6:22 on July 10.
  • Caroline Block - Mainland to Anacapa Island. 10:04 on March 31.
  • Caroline Block - Mainland to Santa Cruz Island. 14:56 on January 12.

Deadline for discounted sanction fees: May 1st.
Apply now for 2019 swims.


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