Come discover the beauty of ocean swimming. This class is designed for individuals with previous swimming experience who are interested in becoming comfortable with open water swimming. An emphasis will be placed on incorporating skills that will enhance the ease and efficiency needed for long distance swimming. Personal safety, possible marine life encounters, dangerous surf conditions, environmental concerns, the psychological aspect of ocean swimming, and stroke techniques are some of the topics to be covered.
Learn to safely enjoy open water swimming in PE 220.
Santa Barbara Channel Swim
The Channel Swim is a relay swim which begins at midnight from Santa Cruz Island and finishes at approximately 5:00 p.m. the same day on the shores of Santa Barbara. The swim is a relay-style continuous swim covering 26 miles. Funds are raised to support the Santa Barbara Channel Keepers, a non-profit organization committed to preserving the Santa Barbara Channel and its watersheds. Participants for this year's relay raised $25,000 in an effort to keep our ocean, creeks and beaches clean.
> Click here to see pictures from the Santa Barbara Channel Swim
> Click here to see the Ocean Swimming photo gallery
> Click here to link to Total Immersion Swimming website
> Click here to link to Ocean Ducks Swimming
> Click here to see real time temperature reads from Sterns Wharf
> Click here to go to the Santa Barbara Channel Swim website