Tuesday, September 29, 2009

On September 24-25, 2009 Penny Palfrey of Australia became the first person to swim solo from Santa Barbara Island to Point Vicente in 17 hrs 53 mins


Chris swam out to greet Penny at the finish

Closing in on the finish at Point Vicente!

Making excellent progress!

Kayak Guides Tony and Jesse

Jesse Gros led the way

...and she's off!

She's ready to jump!

Looking for a place to start...there are sea lions all around...must keep Penny safe in case they become territorial.

Penny is centering herself before her 40 mile swim...and she's ready!

Mugging for the camera while we wait 'till it's time to start

Penny is All Smiles and Ready to Go!

Boarding the 'Outrider' and getting ready for the Big Adventure!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Nick and Sakura visit the Cove

Nick Adams and Sakura Hingley went for a dip with us at the Cove this morning, in preparation for their Catalina Channel swims this weekend. Hot, sunny weather and flat, warm seas made for a fun vacation swim for them. The leopard sharks were out in great numbers, putting on a show for us just off of the Beach and Tennis Club.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Channel Swimmer in Training David Gatz is doing his laps at the Cove

David Gatz is preparing to do a two-man relay swim across the English Channel this August. David is a student at Ohio Wesleyan University and is working in La Jolla at the Scripps Research Institute for the next couple of months...an excellent opportunity to get some ocean training in before heading to Dover. His friend and teammate on the varsity swim team at OWU, Usman Javaid, will be the other member of the English Channel relay. These two young men have dedicated their swim to a very special cause. To find out more, go to: www.channelingpeace.org