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 71 Cindy Cleveland - 1978 Jim McConica - 04:38:07 (2012)
Santa Cruz Island to mainland (Ventura County) 7 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 1 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 5 Cindy Cleveland - 1978 Amy Appelhans Gubser - 06:02:59 (2017)
Mainland to Anacapa Island to Mainland 2 Cindy Cleveland - 1978 Cindy Cleveland - 12:48:20 (1978)

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Santa Barbara Channel route

Mainland to Anacapa Island

19.6 km (12.2 miles)

Date Name Time
1978 Aug 9 Cindy Cleveland 06:12:00
2009 Sep 5 Forrest Nelson 08:00:57
2013 Oct 17 John Chung 08:05:28
2017 Jun 23 Amy Appelhans Gubser 06:02:59
2017 Oct 28 Ken Mignosa 09:03:58

Anacapa Island to mainland

19.6 km (12.2 miles)

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

Mainland to Anacapa Island to Mainland

39.2 km (24.4 miles)

Date Name Time
1978 Aug 9 Cindy Cleveland 12:48:20
2008 Aug 14 Paul Lewis 12:54:25

Santa Cruz Island to mainland (Ventura County)

30.6 km (19.0 miles)

Date Name Time
1983 Aug 16 David Yudovin 15:15:30
2006 Oct 4 Ned Denison 10:27:06
2007 Aug 14 Kathleen Wilson 11:43:00
2011 Jul 15 Tina Neill 10:33:09
2012 Sep 15 Evan Morrison 09:47:39
2013 Jul 26 Maria Regina Matheu 11:40:44
2013 Sep 20 Jim McConica 08:59:58

Santa Cruz Island to mainland (Santa Barbara County)

37.8 km (23.5 miles)

Date Name Time
1984 Aug 18 Ashby Harper 16:24:00
2006 Sep 7 Paul Lewis 13:16:30
2007 Jul 7 Rendy Lynn Opdycke 10:51:00
2007 Sep 23 Kevin Murphy 17:31:00

Santa Rosa Island to mainland

44.3 km (27.5 miles)

Date Name Time
2008 Jul 12 Marc Lewis 15:46:19

San Miguel Island to mainland

41.7 km (25.9 miles)

Date Name Time
2008 Sep 26 Penny Palfrey 11:29:33

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