Course Records

Overall

The fastest person to swim solo across a channel or around an island, in either direction.

Channel Swims

Route Km/Mi Name Time Year
Anacapa / mainland 20/12 Jim McConica 4:38 2012
Two-Way Anacapa / mainland 40/24 Cindy Cleveland 12:48 1978
Santa Cruz / mainland 31/19 Jim McConica 8:58 2013
Two-Way Santa Cruz / mainland 62/38.5 Ken Mignosa 29:22 2018
Santa Rosa / mainland 44/27.5 Marc Lewis 15:46 2008
San Miguel / mainland 43/27 Penny Palfrey 11:29 2008
Santa Barbara / mainland 61/38 Penny Palfrey 17:53 2009
San Clemente / mainland 84/52 Tina Neill 28:41 2012

Circumnavigations

Route Km/Mi Name Time Year
Anacapa 18/11 Jim McConica 5:33 2020
Santa Barbara 8/5 Natalie Merrow 2:41 2015

Island Hoppers

Route Km/Mi Name Time Year
S. Cruz / Anacapa 7.5/5 Santosh Patil 2:12 2012
S. Rosa / S. Cruz 9/6 Penny Palfrey 2:31 2008
S. Miguel / S. Rosa 6/3.5 Julian Rusinek 2:25 2013
S. Barbara / Catalina 39/24 Peter Hayden 13:27 2015
S. Clemente / Catalina 34/21 Dave Loeffler 15:29 2018

Direction

The fastest person to swim solo across a channel or around an island, in a specific direction.

Channel Swims

Route Name Time Year
Mainland to Anacapa Jim McConica 5:05 2018
Anacapa to Mainland Jim McConica 4:38 2012
Santa Cruz to Mainland Jim McConica 8:58 2013
Mainland to Santa Cruz Ken Mignosa 14:41 2018
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 (clockwise) Jim McConica 5:33 2020
Anacapa (counter-clockwise) Ned Denison, Elizabeth Fry, Fionnuala Walsh 6:40 2016
Santa Barbara (clockwise) Natalie Merrow 2:41 2015

Island Hoppers

Route Name Time Year
Anacapa to S. Cruz Santosh Patil 2:12 2012
S. Rosa to S. Cruz Penny Palfrey 2:31 2008
S. Cruz to Anacapa Dan Simonelli 2:15 2017
S. Miguel to S. Rosa Julian Rusinek 2:25 2013
S. Cruz to S. Rosa Santosh Patil 4:04 2014
S. Barbara to Catalina Peter Hayden 13:27 2015
S. Clemente / Catalina Dave Loeffler 15:29 2018

Gender

The fastest man or woman to swim solo across a channel or around an island (regardless of route direction).

Channel Swims

Route Category Name Time Year
Anacapa / mainland fastest male Jim McConica 4:38 2012
Anacapa / mainland fastest female Sarah Thomas 5:07 2020
Santa Cruz / mainland fastest male Jim McConica 8:58 2013
Santa Cruz / mainland fastest female Tina Neill 10:33 2011
Santa Rosa / mainland fastest male Marc Lewis 15:46 2008
Santa Rosa / mainland fastest female Caroline Block 20:36 2018
San Miguel / mainland fastest female Penny Palfrey 11:29 2008
Santa Barbara / mainland fastest female Penny Palfrey 17:53 2009
San Clemente / mainland fastest female Tina Neill 28:41 2012

Circumnavigations

Route Category Name Time Year
Anacapa fastest male Jim McConica 5:33 2020
Anacapa fastest female Rebecca Nevitt 6:02 2019
Santa Barbara (clockwise) fastest female Natalie Merrow 2:41 2015

Island Hoppers

Route Category Name Time Year
S. Cruz / Anacapa fastest male Santosh Patil 2:12 2012
S. Cruz / Anacapa fastest female Lynn Kubasek 5:08 2013
S. Rosa / S. Cruz fastest female Penny Palfrey 2:31 2008
S. Rosa / S. Cruz fastest male Santosh Patil 4:04 2014
S. Miguel / S. Rosa fastest male Julian Rusinek 2:25 2013
S. Barbara / Catalina fastest male Peter Hayden 13:27 2015
S. Clemente / Catalina fastest male Dave Loeffler 15:29 2018

Tandem

A tandem swim is two or more swimmers swimming simultaneously. Unlike a relay swim, tandem swimmers each complete the full course nonstop, and are included in the historical list of solo successes. Tandem swims are not eligible for solo course records, however, due to pacing and potential drafting advantages over true solo swimmers.

Tandem course records are recognized only for routes where a tandem swim is faster than the current solo course record.

Route Category Name Time Year
Anacapa circumnavigation Overall Amy Dantzler 4:52:50 2020
Anacapa circumnavigation (CW) Directional Amy Dantzler 4:52:50 2020
Anacapa circumnavigation Gender Amy Dantzler 4:52:50 2020
Anacapa circumnavigation Gender Jake Glick 4:53:10 2020

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