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==Anacapa Channel Crossing==
 
==Anacapa Channel Crossing==
  
In 1965, the Ventura Junior Chamber of Commerce decided it was time to call attention to the swimming possibilities off of [[Anacapa Island]].  They offered US$1,000 to the first successful swimmer to cross the channel. They set the swim [[window]] as 25-28 June 25-28.  On 2 July 1965, 19-year-old [[Erick Gullen]] 23-year-old [[Dave Smith]] and Benedict left together and are believed to all have either abandoned the swim or not started at all.
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In 1965, the Ventura Junior Chamber of Commerce decided it was time to call attention to the swimming possibilities off of [[Anacapa Island]].  They offered US$1,000 to the first successful swimmer to cross the channel. They set the swim [[window]] as 25-28 June 25-28.  On 2 July 1965, 19-year-old [[Erick Gullen]] 24-year-old [[Dave Smith]] and Benedict left together and are believed to all have either abandoned the swim or not started at all.
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
  
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2014/04/antecedent-attempts-at-anacapa.html Antecedent Attempts At Anacapa]
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* [http://dailynews.openwaterѕwimming.com/2014/04/antecedent-attempts-at-anacapa.html Antecedent Attempts At Anacapa]
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2014/10/california-channel-island-swimming.html California Channel Island Swimming History 1926 to 1978]
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* [http://dailynews.openwaterѕwimming.com/2014/10/california-channel-island-swimming.html California Channel Island Swimming History 1926 to 1968]
 
* [http://santabarbarachannelswim.org Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association]
 
* [http://santabarbarachannelswim.org Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association]
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2018/11/how-open-water-swimming-initiated-life.html How Open Water Swimming Initiated A Life Of Adventure]
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* [http://dailynews.openwaterѕwimming.com/2018/11/how-open-water-swimming-initiated-life.html How Open Water Swimming Initiated A Life Of Adventure]
 
* [http://www.wowsa.org World Open Water Swimming Association]
 
* [http://www.wowsa.org World Open Water Swimming Association]
* [http://www.openwaterswimming.com Open Water Swimming]
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* [http://www.openwaterѕwimming.com Open Water Swimming]
 
* [http://www.marathonswimming.com Marathon Swimming]
 
* [http://www.marathonswimming.com Marathon Swimming]
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/ Daily News of Open Water Swimming]
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* [http://dailynews.openwaterѕwimming.com/ Daily News of Open Water Swimming]
  
 
[[Category:People]]
 
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Revision as of 20:40, 23 April 2019

Betty Benedict is an Canadian open water swimmer who attempted the first crossing from Anacapa Island to the California mainland on 28 June 1965 together with Americans Dave Smith from San Francisco, and Erick Gillen from Ventura, California.

Anacapa Channel Crossing

In 1965, the Ventura Junior Chamber of Commerce decided it was time to call attention to the swimming possibilities off of Anacapa Island. They offered US$1,000 to the first successful swimmer to cross the channel. They set the swim window as 25-28 June 25-28. On 2 July 1965, 19-year-old Erick Gullen 24-year-old Dave Smith and Benedict left together and are believed to all have either abandoned the swim or not started at all.

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