Swim Routes

The Channel Islands are a chain of eight islands off the coast of Southern California.

The SBCSA sanctions solo and relay swims in the Channel Islands region, with the exception of Catalina Channel and Catalina circumnavigation swims.

The Channel Islands are a swimmer’s paradise, with pristine waters, astonishing biodiversity and year-round mild temperatures. There are dozens of potential swim routes in this area, some of which still remain to be traversed by swimmers. The routes can broadly be categorized as:

Channel Islands Map


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