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John Chung

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The Deep Enders, including Jim McConica, Tom Ball, John Chung, Zach Jirkovsky, Tamie Stewart, and Stacey Warmuth swam 112.8 km (70.1 miles) between San Nicolas Island and the California mainland, escorted by Greg Elliot and supported by Theo Schmeeckle and observed by Lynn Kubasek and Jax Cole, were nominated for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year for their 33 hour 37 minute relay
The Deep Enders included Jim McConica, Tom Ball, John Chung, Zach Jirkovsky, Tamie Stewart, and Stacey Warmuth who swam 70.1 miles (112.8 km) in 33 hours 37 minutes on 12-13 October 2015
World record setting relay Ventura Deep Six with Tom Ball, Kurtis Baron, John Chung, Jim McConica, Jim Neitz and Mike Shaffer

John Chung, a former American collegiate water polo player and currently a dentist from Ventura, California who is a member of The Deep Enders.

Open Water Swimming Career

As an ocean swimmer, Dr. Chung was a member of the Ventura Deep Six, the 2010 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year awarded annually by the World Open Water Swimming Association. He also completed a tandem swim with Tom Ball across the Anacapa Channel in 2012 in 7 hours 39 minutes and is a lifetime member of the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association (SBCSA).

Ventura Deep Six

Ventura Deep Six are six men from the Ventura County Masters Swim Club including Tom Ball, Kurtis Baron, John Chung, Jim McConica, Jim Neitz and Mike Shaffer set the longest non-stop ocean relay record when they swam 202 miles from Ventura to San Diego along the California coast in 2010. The effort took 4 days 5 hours 39.53 minutes and was a logistical extravaganza and open water swimming operational milestone.

Ventura Deep Six Documentary Teaser

Ventura Deep Enders


San Nicolas Island Swim Video


Courtesy of Lynn Kubasek of the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association
The Ventura Deep Enders is a team of Ventura, California-based ocean swimmers including Jim McConica, Tom Ball, John Chung, Zach Jirkovsky, Tamie Stewart, and Stacey Warmuth who swam from San Nicholas Island in the California Channel Islands to Point Vicente on the California mainland, a distance is 70.1 miles (112.8 km) under the auspices of the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association on 12 October 2015 in 33 hours 37 minutes.

SBCSA Lifetime Members

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