Records - Solo

Firsts

Channel Swims

First to swim between island & mainland, any direction.

Island Name Year
Anacapa Cindy Cleveland 1978
Santa Cruz David Yudovin 1983
Santa Rosa Marc Lewis 2008
San Miguel Penny Palfrey 2008
Santa Barbara Penny Palfrey 2009
San Clemente Tina Neill 2012
San Nicolas never done solo  
Anacapa (two-way) Cindy Cleveland 1978

Directional Firsts

First to swim the other direction, after the first in any direction.

Island Name Year
Anacapa to Mainland Cindy Cleveland 1978

Gender Firsts

If a woman was the first to swim the channel, who was the first man?
If a man was the first to swim the channel, who was the first woman?

Island Name Year
Anacapa David Yudovin 1982
Santa Cruz Rendy Lynn Opdycke 2007

Circumnavigations

First to swim around island, either clockwise or counter.

Island Name Year
Anacapa Peter Hayden 2014
Santa Barbara Natalie Merrow 2015

Directional Firsts

First to swim the other direction around island, after the first in any direction.

Island Name Year
Anacapa (CCW) Ned Denison, Liz Fry, Fionnuala Walsh 2016

Gender Firsts

If a woman was the first to swim the channel, who was the first man?
If a man was the first to swim the channel, who was the first woman?

Island Name Year
Santa Barbara Peter Hayden 2015

Island Hoppers

First to swim between two islands, in any direction.

Islands Name Year
Anacapa / S. Cruz Scott Zornig 2007
S. Rosa / S. Cruz Penny Palfrey 2008
S. Miguel / S. Rosa Julian Rusinek 2013
S. Barbara / S. Catalina Peter Hayden 2015

Directional Firsts

First to swim the other direction, after the first in any direction.

Islands Name Year
S. Cruz to Anacapa Lynn Kubasek 2013
S. Cruz to S. Rosa Santosh Patil 2014

Course Records

Channel Swims

Route Name Time / Year
Anacapa to Mainland Jim McConica 4:38 (2012)
Mainland to Anacapa Amy Appelhans Gubser 6:02 (2017)
Mainland-Anacapa-Mainland Cindy Cleveland 12:48 (1978)
Santa Cruz to Mainland Jim McConica 8:59 (2013)
Santa Rosa to Mainland Marc Lewis 15:46 (2008)
San Miguel to Mainland Penny Palfrey 11:29 (2008)
Santa Barbara to Mainland Penny Palfrey 17:53 (2009)
San Clemente to Mainland Tina Neill 28:41 (2012)

Circumnavigations

Route Name Time / Year
Anacapa (CW) Peter Hayden 5:41 (2014)
Anacapa (CCW) Ned Denison, Liz Fry, Fionnuala Walsh 6:40 (2016)
Santa Barbara (CW) Natalie Merrow 2:41 (2015)

Island Hoppers

Route Name Time / Year
Anacapa to S. Cruz Santosh Patil 2:12 (2012)
S. Cruz to Anacapa Lynn Kubasek 5:08 (2013)
S. Cruz to S. Rosa Santosh Patil 4:04 (2014)
S. Rosa to S. Cruz Penny Palfrey 2:31 (2008)
S. Miguel to S. Rosa Julian Rusinek 2:25 (2013)
S. Barbara to S. Catalina Peter Hayden 13:27 (2015)

Miscellaneous Records

Youngest & Oldest

Any island-mainland channel swim.


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