Tag: Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association

Jean McKensie Cruises To Carpinteria

Jean McKensie was a Carpinteria, California teenager who swam from Santa Barbara to Carpinteria in December 1926. The 19-year-old started together with Marjorie Buffington and Zane Steenrod along the West Coast of California, but she was the only person to finish according to the Press-Courier in Oxnard, California. Earlier that year, Steenrod made the

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Michelle Macy, Humbly Heroic

The work of Michelle Macy is never done. Swimming since before she could walk, the Oregon resident became the third person in history to achieve the Oceans Seven. But significant and rare personal achievements are not solely what make up one of the most remarkable athletes in the open water swimming community. Macy is talented without a doubt. She is

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Reef And Run Kicks Off In Santa Barbara

This Thursday, June 6th, the Reef and Run kicks off the 2013 ocean swim season in Santa Barbara, California. Over the years, Santa Barbara has had star power in its midst, from actors (Tim Allen, Charlie Chaplin, Kevin Costner, Tom Cruise, Kirk Douglas, Robert Duvall, Brad Pitt), actresses (Jennifer Aniston, Ellen DeGeneres, Bo Derek, Jane Fonda, Whoopi

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