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Herb Barthels

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Dr. Herb Barthels is an American open water swimmer who completed the first relay recognized by the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association together with Beau Gatch (USA), Pam Barthels (USA), Jeff Farrell (USA), Keith Martin (USA), and Steven Snyder (USA). They swam 22.2 nautical miles across the Santa Barbara Channel in August 1981 from Hazards Cove to Shoreline Park in 11 hours 47 minutes.

He is a lifetime member of the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association (SBCSA) and recipient of the 2009 Jeff Ferrell Sportsman Award, an award that is part of the Semana Nautical Sports Festival in Santa Barbara, California. It is given to those individuals who support and embody the spirit of Semana Nautica, usually through dedicated years of volunteerism, participation and/or support.

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