2016 Ocean Swimmer of the Year Award

The Semana Nautica Festival will recognize an outstanding male and female ocean swimming athlete in 2016 with the Semana Nautica Ocean Swimmer of the Year Award. To qualify for this distinguished … [Read more...]

2016 Festival Schedule

The 2016 schedule makes up the 79th edition of Santa Barbara's ultimate summer sports festival. This year's festival is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 29 and run through Sunday, July … [Read more...]

NEW EVENT: Semana Nautica Open Water Masters Training Camp

Santa Barbara Masters wants to help you improve your open water swimming with our Semana Nautica Open Water Training Camp. The objective of this training camp is to give you daily experience with open … [Read more...]

2015 Semana Nautica Award Winners

The Semana Nautica Association is pleased to announce the award winners from this summer's festival. Taylor Steffen, Karen Schultz, Stuart Sato and Curly Guillen will all be recognized on Thursday, … [Read more...]

Festival Wrap-Up: Old titles defended, new champions crowned at 78th Semana Nautica Summer Sports Festival

Now that the sporting events making up the 78th Semana Nautica Summer Sports Festival have concluded, it's time to thank our sponsors, spectators and participants. It's safe to say it was another … [Read more...]

Steffen, Weigand triumph in Mullen & Henzell 1-Mile Swim

Taylor Steffen followed the lead of Alex Roderick at the start, powered to the front and stayed there to capture the Mullen and Henzell 1-mile ocean swim in cool, and clear water on Saturday during … [Read more...]

Steffen, Schultz finish on top in Semana Nautica ocean swim finale

Taylor Steffen can thank a curious sea lion for giving him a burst of energy as he made his away around the final buoy near Stearns Wharf and headed for home in Sunday’s Semana Nautica 3-mile ocean … [Read more...]

Spieler-Van Winden repeat as Santa Barbara Open champs

It was the family final Sunday at the California Beach Volleyball Association Santa Barbara Women’s Open. On one side of the net, you had cousins Katie Spieler and Torrey Van Winden defending their … [Read more...]

Guillen, O’Donnell triumph at 4th of July 15k

Happy 4th Santa Barbara! Curly Guillen and Annie O'Donnell get it done on our nation's birthday, each winning this morning's Semana Nautica 15k for the second year in a row. Full results on … [Read more...]

Roderick rises to occasion, wins Semana Nautica 6-miler

Alex Roderick had been thinking about doing the Semana Nautica 6-mile ocean swim for a year. He was up for it last summer, but at 16 he didn’t meet the event’s minimum age requirement for … [Read more...]