California Triple Crown of Marathon Swimming

The California Triple Crown of Marathon Swimming is an open water swimming challenge consisting of three historically important solo marathon swims in California:

  • Santa Barbara Channel - 12-28 miles between Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, or San Miguel Island and the California mainland.
  • Catalina Channel - 20 miles between Santa Catalina Island and the California mainland.
  • Lake Tahoe - 21.3-mile swim across the lengthwise axis of Lake Tahoe.

California Triple Crown Swimmers (in order of completion)

#Name CompleteCatalinaSanta BarbaraLake Tahoe
1 Kevin Murphy 2007-09-23 2003-08-08 2007-09-23 2003-07-24
2 Dave Van Mouwerik 2012-08-06 2012-08-06 2010-08-07 2011-08-14
3 Tina Neill 2015-08-31 2007-07-23 2011-07-15 2015-08-31
4 Amy Appelhans Gubser 2017-06-23 2016-09-22 2017-06-23 2015-07-22
5 Marcia Cleveland 2017-08-29 2005-08-02 2011-07-23 2017-08-29
6 Ryan Utsumi 2017-09-25 2017-09-25 2017-08-21 2017-07-20
7 Ken Mignosa 2017-10-28 2017-09-21 2017-10-28 2017-07-12