Scott Zornig

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Julian Rusinek, Ray Meltvedt, Scott Zornig, and Eric Peters in the Orange County Register front-page article on sharks on 13 July 2014 by Leonard Ortiz
Scott Zornig, founder and head coach of the Master of the Seas and Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association
Santa Barbara Channel Islands
Fear No Pier participants under the pier at Huntington Beach, including Lynn Kubasek, Julian Rusinek, Ray Meltvedt, Theo Schmeeckle, Natalie Merrow, Tanya MacLean, and Scott Zornig just after finishing their 19th stage swim. Photo by WOWSA
Scott Zornig is the president of the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association and an accomplished open water swimmer. He was the 90th person to swim from Catalina Island to Pt. Vincente and the 4th person to swim from Anacapa Island to Ventura on the California mainland. He also swam around Manhattan Island (28.5 miles) and was a member of a relay which recorded the first swim from San Clemente Island to San Clemente (60 miles).

In 2007, Zornig and 5 teammates circumnavigated Catalina Island in under 24 hours and set a time record. He also completed the first inter-island marathon swim in the California Channel Islands with a 5.6-mile swim from Anacapa Island to Santa Cruz Island in 2007 (2:18). Zornig is a U.S. Masters Swimming All-American and the current holder of five long-distance open water swimming records.

He is also the founder of the Swim for Hope and the Master of the Seas. Swim for Hope has raised nearly US$500,000 over the past 10 years for the City of Hope's pediatric cancer research. Zornig is also the coach of the Master of the Seas, a program that provides high-quality open water swimming instruction. Its goal is to give individuals the confidence and skills necessary for enjoyment and top performance in open water events.

He organized and swim the first OC Coast To Coast Boast in 2001 with Craig Taylor as well as the second 11-day 40.99-mile OC Coast To Coast Boast along the entire Orange County coastline from June to August 2013. He also created and participated in the inaugural Fear No Pier stage swim event along the Southern California coast in August 2013.

He was also a member of the Aged Chum relay team.


Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association

Zornig is the president and a board director for the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association that was nominated for the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year for its far-forward thinking about the sport of marathon swimming.


Aged Chum and Live Bait Video

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