Monterey Bay is a bay of the Pacific Ocean along the central coast of California. The 25-mile width of the bay (between Santa Cruz and the Monterey peninsula) was first swum by Cindy Cleveland in 1980. In 2014, Patti Bauernfeind and Kim Rutherford completed the second and third trans-Monterey Bay swims; both were documented and ratified through MSF Documented Swims. Rutherford was the first to swim in the south-to-north direction.
The Monterey Bay Swimming Association (MBSA) was formed in 2015 to sanction and help organize marathon swims in Monterey Bay.
|Santa Cruz to Pacific Grove||1||Cindy Cleveland - 1980||Cindy Cleveland - 15:21:00 (1980)|
|Santa Cruz to Monterey||3||Patti Bauernfeind - 2014||Patti Bauernfeind - 13:00:00 (2014)|
|Monterey to Santa Cruz||1||Kimberly Rutherford - 2014||Kimberly Rutherford - 22:06:00 (2014)|
|1980 Sep NA||Cindy Cleveland||Santa Cruz to Pacific Grove||37.3||15:21:00|
|2014 Aug 26||Patti Bauernfeind||47||Santa Cruz to Monterey||40.3||13:00:00|
|2014 Sep 6||Kimberly Rutherford||55||Monterey to Santa Cruz||40.3||22:06:00|
|2017 Sep 23||Amy Appelhans Gubser||49||Santa Cruz to Monterey||40.3||17:49:05|
|2019 Jun 5||John Zemaitis||36||Santa Cruz to Monterey||40.3||17:32:51|