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San Pedro Channel

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Zach Margolis course in red across the San Pedro Channel (or commonly called the Catalina Channel) from Santa Catalina Island to the Southern California mainland
Tori Gorman crossing the San Pedro Channel (Catalina Channel) on 5 September 2015 to achieve the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. Photo courtesy of the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation
The San Pedro Channel looking from the Southern California mainland at Terrenea Resort towards Santa Catalina Island in the Pacific Ocean
Coastline along the Catalina Channel (or the San Pedro Channel) where channel swimmers can finish after a Catalina Channel crossing on the Southern California mainland near the Terrenea Resort along the Pacific Ocean
Coastline along the Catalina Channel (or the San Pedro Channel) where channel swimmers can finish after a Catalina Channel crossing on the Southern California mainland near the Terrenea Resort along the Pacific Ocean

The San Pedro Channel is the official name of the waterway also known as the Catalina Channel, a 20.2-mile (32.5 km) channel located between Santa Catalina Island and Southern California in the United States. Solo swims and relays across the Catalina Channel are sanctioned and certified by the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation. The Catalina Channel is part of the Oceans Seven, the Grand Slam of Open Water Swimming, and the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming.

Oceans Seven[edit]

The Oceans Seven consists of the following waterways around the world:

1. North Channel between Ireland and Scotland
2. Cook Strait between the North and South Islands of New Zealand
3. Molokai Channel between Oahu and Molokai Islands in Hawaii
4. English Channel between England and France
5. Catalina Channel between Santa Catalina Island and then Southern California mainland
6. Tsugaru Channel between the islands of Honshu and Hokkaido in Japan
7. Strait of Gibraltar between Europe and Africa

Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming[edit]

Grand Slam of Open Water Swimming[edit]

Oceans Seven[edit]

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