The swimmers included Julian Rusinek, Lynn Kubasek, Carol Hayden, Karl Jacobs, Kenny Jacobs, Tanya MacLean, Patsee Ober, Marc Horwitz, Tom Cook, Dan Simonelli, Kelley Schall, Thomas Johnson, Steve Coopersmith, Natalie Kreitzinger, Marta Gaughen, Paula Selby, Yafa Minazad, and Kim Miller. The support crew included Grace van der Byl, Julie Flanagan, Kevin Eslinger, Forrest Nelson, and Neil van der Byl. The CCSF Observers included Carol Sing and John York.
Team Augie, a 6-person relay team that completed a crossing of the Anacapa Channel on 14 October 2012 in 7 hours 15 minutes. They swam together with 2 other relay teams: Team Coto consisting of Michael Trudeau, Tanya MacLean, Jeff Conrad, Ben Putman, Lynn Kubasek, Cherie Edborg and Team Jessie consisting of Howard Burns, Charlie Christensen, Marc Horwitz, Mike Kendall, Alan Baumgardner and Corey Tabor.
All 3 teams were escorted by the boat New Blue Fin.
Anacapa Island is a small volcanic island located about 11 miles (18 km) off the coast of Port Hueneme, California, in the United States. Anacapa Island is composed of a series of narrow islets 6 miles (10 km) miles long, running in a mostly east-west orientation, 5 miles (8 km) east of Santa Cruz Island. Anacapa is part of the Channel Islands archipelago and is part of the Channel Islands National Park. It is the smallest of the northern islands.
Catalina Channel Relay
Rusinek was a member of the 82nd successful relay across the Catalina Channel. The Commotion on the Ocean completed a 14 hour 11 minute 26 second crossing from the California mainland to Catalina Island on 7 August 2012, consisting of Rusinek, Peter Hayden, Ben Barham, Vanessa Mesia, Tim Davies and Karl Jacobs.
He was also part of the world record setting As Seen On TV that set the Catalina Channel - Fastest Mixed (3 man and 3 women) 50-59 Catalina-to-Mainland Relay record in 9 hours 38 minutes together with Barbara Held, Marc Horwitz, Ray Meltvedt, Lynn Kubasek, and Roni Hibben on 1 July 2013.
As Seen On TV
- Successful Catalina Channel Relays
- Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association
- Anacapa Relays Swim With A Fin In The Water
- Orange County Swimmers Conquer Catalina
- Catalina Channel Swimming Federation
- Commotion On The Ocean Ends Harmoniously
- As Seen On TV, Another Record Falls In Catalina
- Peer-to-Peer Pressure From Pier-to-Pier
- Marathon Swimming
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- Open Water Swimming
- Daily News of Open Water Swimming
- I Got Stung
- Survivors Fear No Pier Down The California Coast