Swimming

Del Mar students earn fifth world record with 15-mile Santa Barbara oil rig swim

Del Mar students earn fifth world record with 15-mile Santa Barbara oil rig swim

The “Zombie Patrol” swim team from Sea Change Preparatory, a private micro-school in Del Mar, recently earned its fifth world record in open-ocean swimming, according to a news release. The 15-mile relay swim to the Santa Barbara oil rig was completed in 14 hours by a team comprised of eight students and school staff, each swimming in 30-minute intervals. The youngest swimmer was 14 years old.

This was the fifth world-record-setting swim for the small-and-mighty swim team. It follows closely on the heels of another world record the team set in June, which involved a first-ever swim between the islands of Ischia and Di Santo Stefano, off the coast of Naples, Italy.

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