Evan Morrison was the distance champion of this year’s Semana Nautica ocean swim events.
One week after taking the 3-mile swim in choppy water off East Beach, he captured the 6-mile swim from Goleta Beach Pier to Hendry’s Beach in much calmer conditions on Sunday. Morrison completed the swim in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 54 seconds.
Morrison is an avid long-distance swimmer. He is a member of the Santa Barbara Channel Swim Association. Last year he won the 24-mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim. Last month he won a 6.5 mile swim in San Francisco Bay, from Point Bonita to Aquactic Park.
Patti Bauernfield of Dublin was the women’s winner in 2:18.48.