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Erick Gullen

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Erick Gullen is an ocean swimmer who attempted to become the first person to cross the Anacapa Island to the California mainland.

Anacapa Channel Crossing[edit]

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 Gullen, 23-year-old Dave Smith and Canadian Betty Benedict left together and are believed to all have either abandoned the swim or not begun at all.

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