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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Coast To Coast Boast Returns To Orange County

Craig Taylor and Scott Zornig are turning back the clock to 2001. The pair did a stage swim along the entire 40-mile coast of Orange County in Southern California.

The pair are now gathering dozens of others to take upon the 11-day OC Coast To Coast Boast this summer. "[The first stage swim] took us most of the summer. We had a blast. Several people joined in on various segments. Lynn Kubasek swam with us. We never could figure out the currents so we usually guessed. On some days we would swim south and then the next day we would go north. Our goal was just to finish the 40 miles and we did not care about going in a single direction for the entire swim."

The informal challenge is an 11-day 40.99-mile (65.9 km) stage swim conducted on all weekend days, throughout the summer. The field swims in pods, each with a floating safety buoy and never farther than 4 miles out from shore at any time.

All swims start at 7 am as the stage swim heads from the northern border to the southern border of Orange County.

The schedule is as follows:

Leg 1 on June 1st: 3.16 miles from Seal Beach to Sunset Beach
Leg 2 on June 2nd: 3.27 miles from Sunset Beach to Seapoint Street near Huntington Beach Cliffs
Extra swim on June 8th: Swim For The Cure in San Clemente and the Huntington Beach Pier swim Leg 3 on June 15th: 3.55 miles from Seapoint Street to Beach Blvd. in Huntington Beach
Make-up Day on June 16th: Make-up opportunity if you missed one of the first 3 legs
Leg 4 on June 22nd: 4.21 miles from Beach Blvd. in Huntington Beach to Newport Pier in Newport Beach
Leg 5 on June 23rd: 2.96 miles from Newport Pier to The Wedge in Newport Beach
Leg 6 on June 29th: 4.6 miles from The Wedge to El Moro Canyon in the Crystal Cove State Park
Make-up Day on July 4th: Alternative opportunity swim if you missed any of the previous swims
Leg 7 on July 6th: 3.26 miles from El Moro to Oak Street in Laguna Beach
Alternate day: July 7th July 13th-14th: Off for the Semana Nautica and/or Newport Pier to Pier swims
Leg 8 on July 20th: 5.35 miles from Oak Street in Laguna Beach to the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel
Make-up Day on July 21st: Alternative opportunity
Leg 9 on July 27th: 3.39 miles from the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel to Doheney State Beach
Leg 10 on July 28th: 4.55 miles from Doheny State Beach to the San Clemente Pier
Leg 11 on August 3rd: 2.69 miles from San Clemente to the Beach Trail

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