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Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara Channel Islands

Santa Barbara is a city on the central California coast, with the Santa Ynez Mountains as dramatic backdrop. Downtown, Mediterranean-style white stucco buildings with red-tile roofs reflect the city’s Spanish colonial heritage. Upscale boutiques and restaurants offering local wines and seasonal fare line State Street. On a nearby hill, Mission Santa Barbara, founded in 1786, houses Franciscan friars and a museum.

Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association[edit]

The Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association (SBCSA) is a channel swimming governing body that supports, observes, and sanctions open water swims in the Channel Islands region of Southern California. The SBCSA governs swims to, from, around, and between Anacapa Island, Santa Cruz Island, Santa Rosa Island, San Miguel Island, Santa Barbara Island, San Clemente Island, and San Nicolas Island. (Swims between Catalina Island and the mainland, and around Catalina, are governed by the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation).

Open Water Swimming[edit]

Ocean swims in Santa Barbara are part of the Southern Pacific Masters Open Water Series held along the Southern California coast:

June 22nd: 50th Annual Seal Beach Rough Water Swim in Seal Beach
June 29th: Semana Nautica One Mile Open Water Swim in Santa Barbara
June 30th: Semana Nautica Three Mile Open Water Swim in Santa Barbara
July 13th: Newport Beach Pier to Pier Two Mile Open Water Swim in Newport Beach
August 3rd: Corona Del Mar Don Burns One Mile Open Water Swim in Corona del Mar
September 22nd: Mission Mile and Southwest Zone Open Water Championship in Mission Viejo
November 28th: Turkey Brine Pier Swim in Huntington Beach

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