Santa Barbara Channel swims

The Santa Barbara Channel lies between the Southern California mainland and the four northern Channel Islands:

Solo and relay swims have been sanctioned by the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association since 2006.

Route Swims First Fastest
Anacapa Island to mainland 77 Cindy Cleveland - 1978 Jim McConica - 04:38:07 (2012)
Santa Cruz Island to mainland (Ventura County) 8 David Yudovin - 1983 Jim McConica - 08:59:58 (2013)
Santa Cruz Island to mainland (Santa Barbara County) 4 Ashby Harper - 1984 Rendy Lynn Opdycke - 10:51:00 (2007)
Santa Rosa Island to mainland 2 Marc Lewis - 2008 Marc Lewis - 15:46:19 (2008)
San Miguel Island to mainland 1 Penny Palfrey - 2008 Penny Palfrey - 11:29:33 (2008)
Mainland to Anacapa Island 9 Cindy Cleveland - 1978 Jim McConica - 05:05:54 (2018)
Mainland to Anacapa Island to Mainland 2 Cindy Cleveland - 1978 Cindy Cleveland - 12:48:20 (1978)
Mainland to Santa Cruz Island (via east Anacapa) to Mainland 1 Ken Mignosa - 2018 Ken Mignosa - 29:22:22 (2018)

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Santa Barbara Channel route

Mainland to Anacapa Island

19.6 km (12.2 miles)

Date Name Gender Age Nation Time
1978 Aug 9 Cindy Cleveland F 22-23 06:12:00
2009 Sep 5 Forrest Nelson M 44 08:00:57
2013 Oct 17 John Chung M 43-44 08:05:28
2017 Jun 23 Amy Appelhans Gubser F 49 06:02:59
2017 Oct 28 Ken Mignosa M 53 09:03:58
2018 Jul 2 Abigail Fairman F 41 05:30:49
2018 Sep 16 Pearl Simonelli F 15 08:20:17
2018 Sep 17 Michelle Squyer F 50 11:53:46
2018 Sep 20 Jim McConica M 67 05:05:54

Anacapa Island to mainland

19.6 km (12.2 miles)

Date Name Gender Age Nation Time
1978 Aug 9 Cindy Cleveland F 22-23 06:36:20
1982 Aug 12 David Yudovin M 31 08:27:14
1990 Aug 14 Suzanne Riedinger F 45 08:01:00
2001 Oct 10 Scott Zornig M 42 05:19:25
2007 Sep 3 Peter Urrea M 67-68 08:15:00
2007 Sep 28 Kaustubh Vemuri M 07:23:00
2008 Jul 10 Jim McConica M 57 05:26:00
2008 Jul 11 Claudia Rose F 08:34:10
2008 Jul 26 Nicholas Caine M 14-15 05:03:58
2008 Aug 16 Maria Regina Matheu F 43-44 06:28:50
2008 Aug 17 Stanley Leventhal M 08:43:26
2008 Sep 8 Emilio Casanueva M 07:25:42
2009 Jul 31 Cara Silvas F 05:31:00
2009 Aug 13 Jim Neitz M 41 08:37:00
2010 Aug 7 Dave Van Mouwerik M 52 07:00:11
2010 Sep 25 Kimberly Rutherford F 51 08:18:39
2010 Oct 16 Joni Young F 49-50 06:36:31
2011 May 6 Jim Neitz M 42-43 10:23:32
2011 Jul 23 Chris Layton M 52 06:00:08
2011 Jul 23 Marcia Cleveland F 47 06:00:08
2011 Aug 21 Lynn Kubasek F 53 07:08:10
2011 Sep 1 Jim Neitz M 43 10:43:28
2011 Sep 24 Alan Morrison M 49-50 06:59:38
2012 Aug 18 Michael Hird M 05:48:09
2012 Aug 18 Walter Bean Scott M 39-40 05:48:09
2012 Aug 25 CheriƩ Edborg F 37-38 08:20:32
2012 Sep 8 Jim Neitz M 44 08:58:52
2012 Sep 9 Nicholas Vargas M 04:58:11
2012 Sep 9 Zach Jirkovsky M 30-31 05:59:24
2012 Sep 23 John Chung M 42-43 07:39:28
2012 Sep 23 Tom Ball M 52-53 07:39:28
2012 Sep 23 Fiona Goh F 10:10:18
2012 Oct 2 Jim McConica M 61 04:38:07
2012 Oct 3 Jim McConica M 61 05:23:53
2013 Sep 13 Jim McConica M 62 06:51:57
2013 Sep 13 Tamie Stewart F 40-41 06:51:57
2013 Sep 13 Tom Ball M 53-54 06:58:57
2013 Sep 14 Scott Tapley M 10:53:10
2013 Sep 19 Stacey Warmuth F 56-57 06:42:18
2013 Sep 19 Theo Schmeeckle M 50-51 06:42:18
2013 Sep 24 Jim Neitz M 45-46 07:02:40
2013 Sep 29 Tanya MacLean F 37-38 11:41:00
2013 Oct 26 Michelle Macy F 36 05:29:56
2014 Sep 3 Peter Hayden M 56 06:59:06
2014 Sep 4 Julian Rusinek M 07:36:55
2014 Sep 9 Carol Schumacher Hayden F 64 09:51:08
2014 Sep 13 Penny Palfrey F 52 06:30:25
2014 Sep 14 Helen Lin F 29-30 08:30:22
2014 Sep 20 Bryant Lum M 06:30:44
2014 Sep 20 Dave Tanner M 38-39 09:36:27
2014 Sep 20 Kelley Prebil F 37-38 10:25:48
2014 Oct 19 Anthony McCarley M 55 07:48:42
2015 Jun 5 Samantha Allen F 21-22 06:45:41
2015 Aug 29 Sarah Green F 08:07:19
2015 Sep 12 Michelle Poole F 50-51 07:02:45
2015 Sep 19 Alex Honor M 47-48 08:52:06
2015 Oct 3 Robin Rasmussen Rose F 55 09:39:30
2016 Sep 17 Rachel Horn F 31-32 06:54:49
2016 Sep 24 Peter Lofquist M 55 07:14:06
2016 Sep 30 Jim Cherry M 59-60 07:05:34
2016 Oct 9 Hank Wise M 48 04:56:54
2016 Oct 26 Russ Parker M 10:42:00
2016 Nov 14 Bob Burrow M 53 06:50:20
2016 Nov 14 Tiffany McQueen F 44 10:09:40
2017 Aug 10 Angel More F 14 07:37:43
2017 Aug 21 Ryan Utsumi M 38-39 05:29:19
2017 Sep 16 Steven Dalke M 55-56 07:07:12
2017 Sep 18 Alice Ma F 11:09:48
2017 Sep 23 Karina Garcia F 31 05:28:34
2017 Oct 14 Linda Simons F 51-52 06:09:54
2017 Nov 12 Kim Hedges F 39 09:50:11
2018 Aug 7 David Rich M 54 07:53:29
2018 Sep 14 Carly Miller F 40 07:19:19
2018 Sep 16 Erika Shanahan Gliebe F 45 07:56:06
2018 Sep 24 Susan Petro F 68 15:53:30
2018 Sep 29 Luca Pozzi M 33 05:48:55
2018 Oct 1 Mina Rhoden F 55 13:03:51

Mainland to Anacapa Island to Mainland

39.2 km (24.4 miles)

Date Name Gender Age Nation Time
1978 Aug 9 Cindy Cleveland F 22-23 12:48:20
2008 Aug 14 Paul Lewis M 47-48 12:54:25

Santa Cruz Island to mainland (Ventura County)

30.6 km (19.0 miles)

Date Name Gender Age Nation Time
1983 Aug 16 David Yudovin M 32 15:15:30
2006 Oct 4 Ned Denison M 48 10:27:06
2007 Aug 14 Kathleen Wilson F 44 11:43:00
2011 Jul 15 Tina Neill F 45 10:33:09
2012 Sep 15 Evan Morrison M 32 09:47:39
2013 Jul 26 Maria Regina Matheu F 48-49 11:40:44
2013 Sep 20 Jim McConica M 62 08:59:58
2018 Sep 12 Marilyn Korzekwa F 61 18:45:00

Santa Cruz Island to mainland (Santa Barbara County)

37.8 km (23.5 miles)

Date Name Gender Age Nation Time
1984 Aug 18 Ashby Harper M 67 16:24:00
2006 Sep 7 Paul Lewis M 45-46 13:16:30
2007 Jul 7 Rendy Lynn Opdycke F 23-24 10:51:00
2007 Sep 23 Kevin Murphy M 58 17:31:00

Santa Rosa Island to mainland

44.3 km (27.5 miles)

Date Name Gender Age Nation Time
2008 Jul 12 Marc Lewis M 45-46 15:46:19
2018 Oct 8 Caroline Block F 34 20:36:49

San Miguel Island to mainland

41.7 km (25.9 miles)

Date Name Gender Age Nation Time
2008 Sep 26 Penny Palfrey F 46 11:29:33

Mainland to Santa Cruz Island (via east Anacapa) to Mainland

66 km (41.0 miles)

Date Name Gender Age Nation Time
2018 Sep 21 Ken Mignosa M 54 29:22:22

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