Ocean Swim Invite, Ventura, Carp., SB

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      Weekly Ocean Swims Have Started!

      Attention everyone interested. Channel Islands Masters Swimming ocean swim sessions are starting this Sunday at Carpinteria State Beach. We meet every Sunday at 11am, in the water at 11:30am, Every Sunday from this May 27th till around late September.

      These ocean swims are open to everyone of all abilities. You can swim any distance you like, the typical swim is approx 1-1.5 miles. But your welcome to swim to your hearts content. Safety kayaks are in the water as look outs, we are always looking for a kayak volunteer or two.

      The water in Carpinteria is typically very mellow due to the Channel Islands. Water temp is typically in the 60’s with air temp being about the same.

      Directions: Address: 101 Ash Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013. https://goo.gl/maps/HetcRcfbbYt
      (free parking).

      Potluck brunch after swim, bring something to share if you like. If its your first time with the group, have no worries, just bring yourself, your friends and family, have a great swim and enjoy meeting new friends.

      Facebook post for more detailed information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/131702990239860/

      Hope to see you there 😉

      What a difference a few months has made to our beach! The beach, as well as the rest of us, are healing after the catastrophic events this past December and January. The water and beach conditions have significantly improved, things are starting to warm up, and the buoys should be in by the weekend. Sooooooooo….


      OUR FIRST OCEAN SWIM WILL BE SUNDAY, MAY 27 AT 11:00 am. As always, we’ll be meeting at the Carpinteria City Beach around 11ish, with a water start at 11:30 am. For those joining us for the first time, WELCOME! The swim conditions in this area are typically excellent for open water swimming, with a mild to moderate wave and current activity that provides a refreshing environment to all who enjoy swimming in the ocean. Water temperatures usually stay in the low to mid 60’s throughout the Summer, with air temps about the same as the water. The swims are open to all swimming abilities, with no open water swimming experience required. From the fitness swimmer just looking for a great way to get in some exercise, to the seasoned competitive swimmer or triathlete training for an upcoming event. As a precaution, we’ll have safety kayaks out on the course to make sure no one starts swimming out to the islands. After the swim, stick around for our world famous potluck brunch. Please bring a little something to share, and get to know our swimming family and enjoy some tasty treats.

      We gear up at the picnic bench behind the Ash Avenue lifeguard tower, and officially start each swim off the SB county side of the beach. To get there, take Linden Avenue and head towards the ocean. The last street before entering the Linden beach parking lot is Sandyland, turn right and then go to the end of that street (about 3 blocks). The last street is Ash Avenue, park anywhere along the street (free parking).

      Sunday ocean swims are a weekly activity, so if you can’t make it to one, another one will be right around the corner! We typically continue up until the last weekend in September (though sometimes swim longer weather permitting). Wetsuits for the swims are recommended, but not at all required. We are also looking for a few to join us out on the water on kayaks, so if you’re interested in doing the course from a little different perspective, please let me know as soon as you get to the beach. We have access to a limited amount of kayaks, and kayaking spots fill up fast.

      No RSVP is necessary, and feel free to bring family and friends. All we ask is for participants to sign a liability waiver, and to swim responsibly. Note also that it is our policy to remain out of the water when there is reported shark activity in the area.

      I look forward to seeing all of you back in the water.

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