Catalina Channel Swimming Federation

STEPS TOWARD A CATALINA CHANNEL ATTEMPT Swimmers considering a crossing must take several steps with the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation before jumping in the water. It is important that you take an honest account of your abilities, the support crew you can recruit, and the time commitment a Channel swim requires. Once you believe you…

feeding gear from kayak

Weather conditions during the summer months in the Catalina Channel allow for kayak and paddleboard support. Yet every open water swimmer, in the case of unusual weather or a kayaker’s illness, ought to be prepared to feed from the escort vessel. This page focuses on feeding from the boat, its advantages and disadvantages.     Which…


The CCSF continues to strive to improve safety in open water swimming.

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