Point Vicente

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Point Vicente is on the Southern California coast and is part of the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve.

Open Water Swimming

It is often the site of finishes of solo and relay Catalina Channel crossings including the first crossing on 16 January 1927 by George Young of Canada.

Ventura Deep Enders from San Nicholas Island to San Pedro


Courtesy of Lynn Kubasek of the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association
The Deep Enders relay swam from San Nicolas Island to Point Vicente in San Pedro, California on 12-13 October 2015 on an unprecedented 112.8 km crossing of 33 hours 37 minutes 26 seconds. Coached by Theo Schmeeckle, the team comprised of Zach Jirkovsky, Jim McConica, John Chung, Stacey Warmuth, Tom Ball and Tamie Stewart. Escort kayakers and support crew included Allen Ball, Jill Ball, Bob Howell, Patty Howell, Pam Jirkowsky and Carol Lacy. The Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association observers were Lynn Kubasek and Jax Cole. The swim was guided by Bottom Scratcher with captain Greg Elliot, Craig and Danny.

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