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Santa Barbara Swim Club

Santa Barbara Swim Club provides year round youth and adult swim programming to the communities of Santa Barbara, Goleta and Carpinteria. 

The primary objective at SBSC is to instruct and train our membership in the skills of swimming and to offer competitive opportunities and healthy fitness in a safe environment. Good sportsmanship, individual integrity, and team play are all valued character objectives for SBSC members.

The SBSC coaching staff is comprised of men and women who are all certified USA Swimming coaches and lifeguards. Additionally, all SBSC swim team events maintain the service of a dedicated non-coaching lifeguard to ensure the safety of all participants in the water.

SBSC coaches encourage athletes to strive for their greatest potential, and we lead the program with that goal in mind. Since the founding of the club in 1964, SBSC athletes have been successful at the local, state, national and international level in the competitive sport of swimming. 

SBSC has produced Olympians, World Champions, NCAA Champions, National Records, Southern California Record, CIF Champions, and Channel League Champions. SBSC alumni often continue their competitive swimming careers at D1, D2, and D3 universities across the country.

If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact Head Coach Mark Warkentin at or our other coaches who direct the specific groups.

For all questions related to administration, such as dues, safety, fundraising, or policy issues, please contact Jennifer at or Marci at By phone we can reached between 3:30pm and 6pm most weekdays at 805-705-4544.

Looking for more info for a particular swim group?   Click here to see all of the SBSC sub-groups