California Channel Islands swims

The California Channel Islands are an archipelago off the coast of Southern California. This list includes inter-island swims and island circumnavigations (excluding Catalina) sanctioned by the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association.

Santa Barbara Channel and Catalina Channel swims are listed separately.

California Channel Islands route
Route Swims First Fastest
Santa Barbara Island to mainland 2 Penny Palfrey - 2009 Penny Palfrey - 17:53:41 (2009)
San Clemente Island to mainland 1 Tina Neill - 2012 Tina Neill - 28:41:58 (2012)
Anacapa circumnavigation (CW) 13 Cindy Werhane - 2019 Amy Dantzler - 04:52:50 (2020)
Anacapa circumnavigation (CCW) 3 Elizabeth Fry - 2016 Elizabeth Fry - 06:40:25 (2016)
Santa Barbara Island circumnavigation 1 Natalie Merrow - 2015 Natalie Merrow - 02:41:58 (2015)
Anacapa Island to Santa Cruz Island 5 Scott Zornig - 2007 Santosh Patil - 02:12:49 (2012)
Santa Cruz Island to Anacapa Island 4 Lynn Kubasek - 2013 Jane Cairns - 02:09:00 (2022)
Santa Rosa Island to Santa Cruz Island 3 Penny Palfrey - 2008 Penny Palfrey - 02:31:52 (2008)
Santa Cruz Island to Santa Rosa Island 1 Santosh Patil - 2014 Santosh Patil - 04:04:15 (2014)
San Miguel Island to Santa Rosa Island 2 Julian Rusinek - 2013 Julian Rusinek - 02:25:00 (2013)
Santa Barbara Island to Catalina Island 1 Kim Hedges - 2021 Kim Hedges - 22:39:03 (2021)
Anacapa circumnavigation + return to mainland 1 Peter Hayden - 2014 Peter Hayden - 12:40:00 (2014)
Santa Barbara Island circumnavigation + return to Catalina Island 1 Peter Hayden - 2015 Peter Hayden - 16:48:34 (2015)
San Clemente Island to Catalina Island 1 Dave Loeffler - 2018 Dave Loeffler - 15:29:10 (2018)
Anacapa - Santa Cruz - Anacapa 2 Jane Cairns - 2022 Jane Cairns - 04:37:00 (2022)
Cardwell Pt (S. Miguel Isl) to Campo Grande Pt (S. Cruz Isl) 1 Ken Mignosa - 2019 Ken Mignosa - 35:49:00 (2019)

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island hopper

Date Name Gender Age Nation Route Km Time
2007 Oct 7 Scott Zornig Male 48 Anacapa Island to Santa Cruz Island 7.3 02:18:44
2008 Jun 28 Penny Palfrey Female 45 Santa Rosa Island to Santa Cruz Island 9.7 02:31:52
2008 Jun 28 Chris Palfrey Male 50 Santa Rosa Island to Santa Cruz Island 9.7 02:52:05
2012 Oct 13 Santosh Patil Male 31 Anacapa Island to Santa Cruz Island 7.3 02:12:49
2013 Aug 31 Lynn Kubasek Female 55 Santa Cruz Island to Anacapa Island 7.3 05:08:25
2013 Sep 21 Julian Rusinek Male San Miguel Island to Santa Rosa Island 5.8 02:25:00
2014 Oct 25 Santosh Patil Male 33 Santa Cruz Island to Santa Rosa Island 9.7 04:04:15
2015 Sep 18 Peter Hayden Male 57 Santa Barbara Island circumnavigation + return to Catalina Island 46.7 16:48:34
2017 Sep 26 Dan Simonelli Male 51 San Miguel Island to Santa Rosa Island 5.8 02:30:00
2017 Sep 26 Dan Simonelli Male 51 Santa Rosa Island to Santa Cruz Island 9.7 04:05:30
2017 Sep 27 Dan Simonelli Male 51 Santa Cruz Island to Anacapa Island 7.3 02:15:09
2018 Oct 8 Dave Loeffler Male 53 San Clemente Island to Catalina Island 36.5 15:29:10
2019 Oct 23 Ken Mignosa Male 55 Cardwell Pt (S. Miguel Isl) to Campo Grande Pt (S. Cruz Isl) 67.1 35:49:00
2020 Sep 1 David Sundius Male 61 Anacapa Island to Santa Cruz Island 7.3 02:22:12
2021 Oct 15 Kim Hedges Female 43 Santa Barbara Island to Catalina Island 39.3 22:39:03
2022 Oct 16 Jane Cairns Female 52 Santa Cruz Island to Anacapa Island 7.3 02:09:00
2022 Oct 16 John McCarthy Male 59 Santa Cruz Island to Anacapa Island 7.3 02:09:00
2022 Oct 16 Jane Cairns Female 52 Anacapa Island to Santa Cruz Island 7.3 02:28:00
2022 Oct 16 John McCarthy Male 59 Anacapa Island to Santa Cruz Island 7.3 02:28:00
2022 Oct 16 Jane Cairns Female 52 Anacapa - Santa Cruz - Anacapa 14.6 04:37:00
2022 Oct 16 John McCarthy Male 59 Anacapa - Santa Cruz - Anacapa 14.6 04:37:00

Santa Barbara

Date Name Gender Age Nation Route Km Time
2009 Sep 25 Penny Palfrey Female 47 Santa Barbara Island to mainland 60.7 17:53:41
2022 Oct 5 Jessica Kieras Female 42 Santa Barbara Island to mainland 60.7 24:07:00

San Clemente

Date Name Gender Age Nation Route Km Time
2012 Sep 6 Tina Neill Female 46 San Clemente Island to mainland 83.7 28:41:58

circumnavigation

Date Name Gender Age Nation Route Km Time
2014 Sep 3 Peter Hayden Male 56 Anacapa circumnavigation + return to mainland 37.7 12:40:00
2015 Sep 1 Natalie Merrow Female Santa Barbara Island circumnavigation 8 02:41:58
2016 Nov 4 Elizabeth Fry Female 58 Anacapa circumnavigation (CCW) 17.7 06:40:25
2016 Nov 4 Fionnuala Walsh Female 42 Anacapa circumnavigation (CCW) 17.7 06:40:25
2016 Nov 4 Ned Denison Male 58 Anacapa circumnavigation (CCW) 17.7 06:40:25
2019 Jul 26 Cindy Werhane Female 50 Anacapa circumnavigation (CW) 17.7 06:55:50
2019 Aug 10 Meg Omainsky Female 49 Anacapa circumnavigation (CW) 17.7 07:35:00
2019 Sep 14 Jim McConica Male 68 Anacapa circumnavigation (CW) 17.7 05:58:00
2020 Sep 9 Jim McConica Male 69 Anacapa circumnavigation (CW) 17.7 05:33:21
2020 Sep 10 Amy Dantzler Female 56 Anacapa circumnavigation (CW) 17.7 04:58:45
2020 Sep 24 Amy Dantzler Female 56 Anacapa circumnavigation (CW) 17.7 04:52:50
2020 Sep 24 Jake Glick Male 36 Anacapa circumnavigation (CW) 17.7 04:53:10
2021 Aug 21 Alice Ma Female 49 Anacapa circumnavigation (CW) 17.7 08:54:49
2021 Aug 31 Gregg Ogorzelec Male 55 Anacapa circumnavigation (CW) 17.7 06:04:19
2021 Oct 10 Jane Cairns Female 51 Anacapa circumnavigation (CW) 17.7 05:51:25
2021 Oct 10 John McCarthy Male 58 Anacapa circumnavigation (CW) 17.7 05:51:25
2022 Aug 2 Paul Hornyak Male 66 Anacapa circumnavigation (CW) 17.7 09:02:24
2022 Aug 28 Sarah Green Female 58 Anacapa circumnavigation (CW) 17.7 09:12:45

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