Jim Neitz

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Jim Neitz in the Anacapa Channel
World record setting relay Ventura Deep Six with Tom Ball, Kurtis Baron, John Chung, Jim McConica, Jim Neitz and Mike Shaffer
Jim Neitz is a member of the Ventura Deep Six which received the 2010 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year. He completed two channel swims in the Santa Barbara Channel: the 12.4-mile Anacapa Channel swim from Anacapa Island to Silverstrand Beach on 1 September 2011 in 10 hours 43 minutes, and the 18.0-mile Anacapa Channel swim from Anacapa (west end) to Ventura on 6 May 2011 in 10 hours 23 minutes. He also completed the Catalina Channel and the English Channel on 22 September 2011 in 15 hours 2 minutes, and is a lifetime member of the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation. He has done two of the Southern California Eight and completed the 2013 Manhattan Island Marathon Swim where he swam his age to become a member of the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming.


Ventura Deep Six

Ventura Deep Six are six men from the Ventura County Masters Swim Club including Tom Ball, Kurtis Baron, John Chung, Jim McConica, Jim Neitz and Mike Shaffer set the longest non-stop ocean relay record when they swam 202 miles from Ventura to San Diego along the California coast in 2010. The effort took 4 days 5 hours 39.53 minutes and was a logistical extravaganza and open water swimming operational milestone.

Video in the Anacapa Channel

Ventura Deep Six Documentary Teaser


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