2017 Ocean Swimmer of the Year Award

OceanSwimmingPointSeriesThe Semana Nautica Festival will recognize an outstanding male and female ocean swimming athlete in 2017 with the Semana Nautica Ocean Swimmer of the Year Award.

To qualify for this distinguished award, the recipient will have the lowest point score for finishing in each of the following ocean swim races:

1) Semana Nautica 1-mile ocean swim
2) one of the two Reef & Run 1-mile ocean swims (June 29, 2017 and July 6, 2017)
4) either the 3-mile ocean swim or the 6-mile ocean swim.

For each of these swims, points will be allocated equal to the participant’s overall finishing place in his/her gender. Swimmers who are unable to compete in the 3 mile or the 6 mile ocean swims will be considered for the award but will be handicapped by an additional 40 points added to their total. If a participant swims in more than one of the weekly Night Moves or Reef & Run qualifying events, the best finish will be used for consideration.

The two Semana Nautica Ocean Swimmers of the Year will receive a free entry for the final Reef & Run boat to beach swim on August 31, 2017 and will be recognized at the conclusion of that swim race. The male and female recipients of this annual award will also be memorialized with his and her names on a plaque at the East Beach Bath House.

Wetsuit Policy: Wetsuits are allowed if the individual swim event allows for them. The 1-mile, 3-mile, and 6-mile do not officially allow wetsuits. They are allowed at Reef & Run.

SEMANA NAUTICA OCEAN SWIMMING SCHEDULE:

Thursday – 06/29/2017

Reef & Run Summer Series
• East Beach Bath House
5:30PM to 8:30PM

Saturday – 07/01/2017

Mullen and Henzell One Mile Ocean Swim
• East Beach 
9:00AM to completion

Sunday – 07/02/2017

3-Mile Ocean Swim
• East Beach 
9:00AM to completion

Thursday – 07/06/2017

Reef & Run Summer Series
• East Beach Bath House
5:30PM to 8:30PM

Sunday – 07/09/2017

Semana Nautica 6-Mile Ocean Swim
• Goleta Beach 
9:00AM to completion