A sanctioned swim is completed following a set of rules and standards agreed to by the swimmer and the sanctioning organization. The swim is completed under the supervision of a trained observer who verifies and documents the integrity of the swim.
The Monterey Bay Swimming Association is available to observe and sanction swims across the Monterey Bay, between Santa Cruz and Monterey, California.
The Monterey Bay is an incredible Open Water Swim venue, with unlimited options for designing creative and challenging swims - many which have never been done. There's a little something for everyone.
The Monterey Bay Swimming Association is available to support and observe many of these swims as well.
These are a couple of our non-sanctioned favorites.
Santa Cruz to Capitola Pier-to-Pier
Between the Santa Cruz and Capitola Municipal Wharfs, around Pleasure Point outside the kelp line. 6.2 miles (via SC3 Buoy) one way.
Santa Cruz to the Cement Boat in Seacliff
From the Santa Cruz Wharf to the Cement Boat. About 7 miles (one way).