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Zach Jirkovsky

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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
Phil Cutti, David Holscher, Zach Jirkovsky, Luane Rowe, Blair Cannon, and Grace van der Byl of the Night Train Swimmers walking onshore after a 228-mile non-stop relay down the California coast between 22-26 August 2013, escorted by Vito Bialla, Hal McCormick, and Patrick Horn
Night Train Swimmers in Sequel, their escort boat starting at Gaviota State Park in their 228-mile non-stop relay swim along the California coast with Grace van der Byl in the water

Zack Jirkovsky is a designer and pool and open water swimmer from Ventura, California. He was a member of the Night Train Swimmers that attempted the SF to SB Relay, the world's longest non-stop ocean relay swim attempt (339 miles or 545.4km), swimming down the coast of California from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. His relay attempt was made together with Phil Cutti, Dave Holscher, Kim Chambers, Patti Bauernfeind and Joseph Locke, and was piloted by Vito Bialla. The SF to SB Relay was halted after 6 days due to bloom after bloom of venomous jellyfish.

Jirkovsky also completed a solo crossing of the Anacapa Channel off the California coast in 2012 under the auspices of the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association in 5 hours 59 minutes.

SF to SB Relay[edit]

California Coastal Swim[edit]

Jirkovsky participated in the California Coastal Swim or the Nighttrain228, the Night Train Swimmers's world record setting non-stop ocean relay swim in history with its 228-mile (367 km) swim down the California coast from Gaviota State Park to Coronado between 22-26 August 2013. Under the direction of captain Vito Bialla with crew Hal McCormick and Patrick Horn, its relay members include Phil Cutti, David Holscher, Zach Jirkovsky, Luane Rowe, Blair Cannon, and Grace van der Byl with Walter Bean Scott as the alternate swimmer.

Ventura Deep Enders[edit]


San Nicolas Island Swim Video[edit]


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.

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