Remarkable Relay Records

Remarkable Relay Records

With the Mighty Mermaids re-writing the record book with their 9 hour and 14 minutes crossing yesterday, we were curious about the overall Catalina Channel records over its 84-year-old history:

MC = California mainland to Catalina Island
CM = Catalina Island to California mainland

Listed in order of speed:

Mixed 3 male & 3 female by USA Swimming National Team in 1989 (MC), 7:02:45
Female Under 20 by Lakewood Aquatic Club in 1995 (CM), 7:04:00
Female by Lakewood Aquatic Club in 1995 (CM), 7:04:00
Open – Overall by Mira Costa/Surfside in 1995 (CM), 7:04:00
Male by Team 252 set in 1991 (CM), 7:11:05 (2nd leg of 2-way crossing)
Male by Team 252 set in 1991 (MC), 7:19:01
Mixed 3 male & 3 female by Top Gun in 1997 (CM), 7:30:36
Female by Pomona Pitzer in 1994 (MC), 8:27:12
Female 50-59 by Mighty Mermaids in 2010 (CM), 9:14:44
Female Under 20 by Pomona College in 1983 (MC), 9:53:12
Mixed 30-39 3 male & 3 female by Solo Wannabe’s I in 1998 (CM), 12:06:29
Mixed 60 & Over 3 male & 3 female by Blues Turning Gray in 1998 (CM), 13:08:47
Male 60 & Over by Polar Bears in 1985 (MC), 14:31:37
Male 60 & Over by Polar Bears in 1984 (CM), 15:09:21

Double-crossing Records:

Mixed 3 male & 3 female Double Crossing by Top Gun in 1997 (MCM) in 14:46:56
Male Double Crossing by Team 252 in 1996 (MCM), 15:30:06

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