Catalina Channel

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A channel swimmer escorted by a pace swimmer, kayakers, and John Pittman and support crew aboard the Outrider in the Catalina Channel
noun - The Catalina Channel, also known as the San Pedro Channel, is a 20.2-mile waterway located between Santa Catalina Island and Southern California, USA. Solo swims and relays across the Catalina Channel are sanctioned and certified by the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation. It is part of the Oceans Seven challenge. Solo swims and relays in the Catalina Channel are governed by the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation.

Crossings of the Catalina Channel are also popular among masters swimmers: Catalina Channel Half Century Club.

It is one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims.

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Fastest Catalina Channel Crossings in History

1. 7:15 by Penny Lee Dean, USA, MC in September 1976
2. 7:27 by Grace van der Byl, USA, CM in October 2012
3. 7:37 by Pete Huisveld, USA, MC in August 1992
4. 7:41 by John York, USA, MC in September 1978 (first leg of a 2-way)
5. 7:43 by Karen Burton, USA, CM in October 1994
6. 8:05 by Todd Robinson, USA, CM in August 2009
7. 8:07 by Hank Wise, USA, CM in October 2010
8. 8:14 by Chad Hundeby, USA, CM in September 1993
9. 8:20 by Gemma Jensen, Australia, CM in August 2006
10. 8:27 by Jim McConica, USA, CM in October 1983
11. 8:28 by Rendy Lynn Opdycke, USA, CM in August 2008
12. 8:31 by John York, USA, MC in October 1977
13. 8:32 by John York, USA, CM in October 2000

Catalina Channel vs. English Channel

Comparison between the fastest swimmers of the Catalina Channel versus the English Channel as of September 2012:

1. 6:55 by Trent Grimsey, Australia, E-F in September 2012
2. 6:57 by Petar Stoychev, Bulgaria, E-F in August 2007
3. 7:03 by Christof Wandratsch, Germany, E-F in August 2005
4. 7:05 by Yuri Kudinov, Russia, E-F in August 2007
5. 7:16 by Vitek Rostislav, Czech Republic, E-F in August 2009
6. 7:17 by Chad Hundeby, USA, E-F in September 1994
7. 7:20 by Christof Wandratsch, Germany, E-F in August 2003
8. 7:21 by Petar Stoychev, Bulgaria, E-F in August 2006
9. 7:22 by David Meca, Spain, E-F in August 2005
10. 7:25 by Yvetta Hlavacova, Czech Republic, E-F in August 2006
11. 7:40 by Penny Lee Dean, USA, E-F in July 1978

Oceans Seven

The Oceans Seven is a global 7-channel challenge that consists of the following waterways around the world. It was first proposed by Steven Munatones in June 2008 and first achieved by Stephen Redmond in July 2012:

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

People who swam across Catalina Channel

1. George Young, Canada
2. Henry Sullivan, USA
3. Myrtle Huddleston, USA
4. Kyle Leonard, USA
5. Byron Summers, USA
6. Paul Chotteau, France
7. King Bennie Nawahi, Hawaii
8. Ray Carmassi, USA
9. Jose Cortinas, Cuba
10. Florence Chadwick, USA
11. Roy Sutter, USA
Jose Cortinas, Cuba
12. Tom Park, USA
13. Bill Slater, USA
14. Daisy Murchie, USA
15. Amy Hiland, USA
Tom Park, USA
Daisy Murchie, USA
16. Ramon Ocana, Mexico
Bill Slater, USA
Bill Slater, USA
17. Leo Vigil, Cuba
18. Jason Zirganos, Greece
Amy Hiland, USA
19. Greta Andersen, USA
20. Captain Stewart Evans, USA
21. Joanne Florentine, USA
Greta Andersen, USA
22. Isaac Papke, USA 23. Lynne Cox, USA
24. Andy Taylor, USA
25. Dennis Sullivan, USA
26. Stacy Fresonke, USA
27. David Cox, USA
Andy Taylor, USA
Greta Andersen, USA
David Cox, USA
28. Bob Bejan, USA
Lynne Cox, USA
29. David Yudovin, USA
30. Penny Lee Dean, USA
31. John York, USA
32. Cindy Cleveland, USA
33. Mary Beth Colpo, USA
34. Syndi Goldenson, USA
Penny Lee Dean, USA
35. Dan Slosberg, USA
36. Sandy Blewett, New Zealand
John York, USA
Cindy Cleveland, USA
Dan Slosberg, USA
John York, USA
37. Tami Lavecheck, USA
38. Chuck Hosmer, USA
39. Kalani Russell, USA
40. Bill Kincheloe, USA
41. Carol Hadley, USA
42. Pat Hines, USA
43. Richard Marks, USA
44. Louise Comar, USA
45. Norman Albert, USA
46. Tom Clardy, USA
47. Jim McConica, USA
Norman Albert, USA
Jim McConica, USA
48. Pam Nickle, USA
John York, USA
49. Rick Heltzel, USA
50. Mohamed Ibrahim Elwakeel, Egypt
51. Carol Lee Heltzel, USA
52. Alison Streeter, England
53. Lamiaa Zahy, Egypt
54. David Morgan, England
55. Joe Bommarito, USA
56. Suzanne Riedinger, USA
57. John W. Hill, USA
58. Dale Petranech, USA
59. Cathy Moore, USA
David Yudovin, USA
60. Frank Fredregill, USA
61. Mike Suttle, USA
62. David Clark, USA
63. Frank Reynolds, USA
64. Taranath Narayan Shenoy, India
65. Stephen Frantz, USA
66. Vicki Keith (butterfly), Canada
67. Jamshid Khajavi, Iran
68. Rick Barthels, USA
69. Bob West, USA
70. Timothy Cheesman, England
71. Dan Angress, USA
72. Peter Kelley, USA
73. Cyrise Calvin, USA
74. Pete Huisveld, USA
75. Steve Hoberg, USA
Jamshid Khajavi, Iran
76. Dailza Damas Ribeiro, Brazil
77. Jamie Schnick, USA
78. Chad Hundeby, USA
David Yudovin, USA
79. Carlos Costa, Canada
80. Andrew Peter Blake, USA
81. Samantha Silva, USA
82. Karen Burton, USA
83. Alan L. Freeman, USA
Jamshid Khajavi, Iran
84. Noel Wells, USA
85. Alexia Nalewaik, USA
David Yudovin, USA
86. Peter Urrea, USA
87. Carol Sing, USA
88. Mara Wells, USA
Jamshid Khajavi, Iran
Bob West, USA
89. Michael Stanton, USA
90. Heather Royer, USA
91. Antonio Arguelles, Mexico
92. Nick Olmos-Lau, Mexico
93. Scott Zornig, USA
94. Scott Coleman, USA
95. James Murphy, USA
96. Amy Migliazzo, USA
John York, USA
97. Anne Cleveland, USA
98. Andrea Karge, USA
99. Rebecca Jackman, USA
100. Alan Bell, USA
101. James Fitzpatrick, USA
102. Bula Chowdhury Chakraborty, India
103. Loren McCoy, USA
104. Mark Monticino, USA
105. William Schulz, USA
106. Kevin Murphy, England
107. Jason Pipoly, USA
108. Michael Miller, USA
109. Kathleen Wilson, USA
110. Gary Greenwood, USA
111. Forrest Nelson, USA
Jim McConica, USA
112. William Newbern, USA
113. Andrew Hewitt, USA
114. Phil Garn, USA
115. David Blanke, USA
116. Elizabeth Fry, USA
117. Marcia Cleveland, USA
118. Jeffrey Magouirk, USA
119. David Cooper, USA
120. Paolo Chiarino, Italy
121. Bill Hoehn, USA
122. Richard Knepper, USA
123. Peter Attia, Canada
124. Marc Lewis, USA
125. Andrew Alan Voisard, USA
126. Christian Tuskes, USA
127. Gemma Jensen, Australia
128. Stanley Leventhal, USA
129. Aditya Santosh Raut, India
130. Sally Minty-Gravett, Jersey Island, UK
131. Claudia Rose, USA
132. Anna Ray DeLozier, USA
133. Grant Currie, USA
134. Lynne Smith, USA
135. James Pittar, Australia
136. Scott Richards, USA
137. Karl Jacobs, USA
138. Tina Neill, USA
139. Cindy Walsh, USA
140. [[John Graass, USA
141. Dorothy Thomas-Reid, USA
Andrew Alan Voisard, USA
142. Michele Santilhano, South Africa
143. Elizabeth Lee, USA
Tina Neil, USA
144. Greg Farrier, USA
Tina Neill (backstroke), USA
145. Emily Evans, USA
146. Kate Howell, USA
147. Stephen Junk, Australia
148. Rendy Lynn Opdycke, USA
149. Michelle Davidson, USA
150. Nancy Steadman-Martin, USA
151. Pieter Christian Jongeneel Anderica, Spain
152. Sabrina Buselt-Carlon, USA
153. David Galli, USA
154. Erica Moffett, USA
155. Michelle Deasy, USA
156. Michael Fero, USA
157. Tawny Cothran, USA
158. Dan Robinson, USA
159. Anthony Zamora, USA
160. Chris Roberts, USA
161. Elaine Kornbau Howley, USA
162. Dan Richards, USA
James Fitzpatrick, USA
Cindy Walsh, USA
163. Michelle Macy, USA
Antonio Arguelles, Mexico
164. Tom Hecker, USA
Antonio Arguelles, Mexico
165. Nick Adams, United Kingdom
166. Sakura Hingley, United Kingdom
167. Craig Lenning, USA
168. Jen Schumacher, USA
169. Todd Robinson, USA
170. Paul Lundgren, USA
Peter Attia, Canada
171. Joe Locke, USA
172. David Livengood, USA
173. Stephen Autry, USA
174. Jeffrey Cleveland, USA
175. Chris Palfrey, Australia
176. Lynn Kubasek, USA
Forrest Nelson, USA
177. David Smith, USA
178. Suzie Dods, USA
179. David Barra, USA
180. Sarah Thomas, USA
181. Samantha Simon, USA
182. Steve Green, USA
183. Cliff Crozier, USA
Jeff Magouirk, USA
184. Kathrin Raymond, USA
185. Jim Barber, USA
186. Victoria Rian, USA
187. Mallory Mead, USA
Forrest Nelson, USA
188. Barbara Held, USA
189. Morgan Filler, USA
190. Walter Bean Scott, USA
191. Penny Palfrey, Australia
192. Daniel Fung, USA
193. Ray Meltvedt, USA
194. Natalie Merrow, USA
195. Greg O'Connor, USA
196. Jason Lassen (breaststroke), USA
197. R. Brooks Richardson, USA
198. Hank Wise, USA
199. David Hartmire, USA
Jen Schumacher, USA
200. Chris Dahowski, USA
201. Kimberly Shales, USA
202. Mike Vovk, USA
203. Jim Neitz, USA
204. Karen Throsby, United Kingdom
205. Michael Miller, USA
206. Clara Lee, USA
207. Tobey-Anne Saracino, USA
208. W. Davis Lee, USA
209. Kamil Suran, Czech Republic
210. Darren Miller, USA
211. Blair Cannon, USA
212. Brad McVetta, USA
213. Yesenia Cabrera, Guatemala
Cliff Crozier, USA
214. Clayton Rinker, USA
215. Evan Morrison, USA
216. Katy Dooley, USA
217. Michael Renford, Australia
218. Samuel Neri, Mexico
219. Kent Nicholas, USA
220. Derrick Wong, USA
221. Mo Siegel, USA
222. Bob Needham, USA
223. Kimberly Rutherford, USA 224. Kevin Anderson, USA
225. Patti Bauernfeind, USA
226. Pat Gallant-Charette, USA
227. Stephen Redmond, Ireland
228. Jaime Caballero, Spain
229. Ernie Hoftyzer, USA
230. Laurie Jo Hall-Cueto Arreola, USA
231. Anna-Carin Nordin, Sweden
232. Chris Geer, USA
233. Miquel Suqer Comalat, Spain
234. Eddie Irwin, Ireland
235. Maria Selina Moreno Pasagali, Spain
236. Dave Van Mouwerik, USA
237. Sue Free, USA
238. Hendrik Meerman, USA
239. Adam Moine, USA
240. Dan Boyle, USA
241. Laura Lopez-Bonilla, Spain
242. Mariel Hawley Davila, Mexico
243. Monica Bender, USA
244. Jaimie Monahan, USA
245. Ned Denison, Ireland
246. Douglas McConnell, USA
247. Roger Finch, South Africa
248. Gabor Molnar, Hungary
249. Bridgette Hobart Janeczko, USA
250. Grace van der Byl, USA
251. Adam Walker, United Kingdom

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