San Miguel Island
From OpenwaterpediaChannel Islands off the coast of Southern California. It is 25.9 miles (22.5 nm or 41.6 km) from San Miguel Island to Point Conception on the California coast. A swim across this channel has been conquered only once, by Penny Palfrey in 2008 in 11 hours 29 minutes.
Julian Rusinek Scholarship
The Julian Rusinek Scholarship, funded by American open water swimmer Julian Rusinek, helps underwrite the costs of channel swim attempts by deserving American marathon swimmers across and between the San Miguel Island, Santa Rosa Island, Santa Cruz Island, Anacapa Island, San Nicolas Island, Santa Barbara Island, and San Clemente Island.