Anthony McCarley swims off the Island of the Blue Dolphins
Forum member @AnthonyMcCarley is attempting an unprecedented 29-mile swim from San Nicolas Island, the most remote of the California Channel Islands, to Santa Barbara Island (also remote but somewhat less remote).
San Nicolas Island is owned and operated by the US Navy, with access strictly controlled. Approval for this swim took quite a bit of finagling. The island is also known as the real-life setting of the beloved children's novel The Island of the Blue Dolphins.
This swim is being sanctioned and observed by the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association.
Follow along at http://swimtracking.com/live