McAvoy, Kosmo Family receive Semana Nautica’s special honors

The Semana Nautica Association is thrilled to announce its special award winners from the 2017 summer sports festival. Arjun McAvoy has been voted as Athlete of the Year while the Kosmo Family has … [Read more...]

Smith, Steffen earn Semana Nautica’s ‘Ocean Swimmer of the Year’ title

Olivia Smith and Taylor Steffen were the top swimmers at the 2017 Semana Nautica Summer Sports Festival, each winning multiple races on their way to being crowned Semana Nautica's Ocean Swimmers of … [Read more...]

Semana Nautica’s 2017 festival produces record turnouts, new champions

As the festival's final Santa Barbara sunset fell into the sea, Semana Nautica's 11-day run in 2017 came to a close with another amazing chapter completed for Santa Barbara's 80-year-old sports … [Read more...]

Photo Gallery: 2017 Semana Nautica Summer Sports Festival

Here's a look back at a collection of images from the 2017 Semana Nautica Summer Sports Festival. It was another great year filled with impressive athletic performances and even more smiles and … [Read more...]

Photo Gallery: Semana Nautica 15K & 5K

2017 SEMANA NAUTICA 15K & 5K Tuesday, July 4, at Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California || RESULTS … [Read more...]

Semana Nautica Art Show (June 28 – July 28)

The Santa Barbara Art Association welcomes submissions for the 2017 Semana Nautica Art Show at the Cabrillo Arts Pavilion from June 28 through July 28. Artists can submit works to be considered and … [Read more...]

New Event: Run to Surf Adventure Challenge

The Semana Nautica Association is pleased to announce a new event joining our festival schedule in 2017. The second annual Run to Surf Adventure Challenge will be taking place at Leadbetter Beach Park … [Read more...]

Ocean Swimmers of the Year: Olivia Smith & Chris Braden

Based on results from throughout the 2016 festival, the Semana Nautica Association in pleased to announce that Chris Braden and Olivia Smith have earned the distinction of Ocean Swimmers of the … [Read more...]

2016 Semana Nautica Event Recaps

The 79th Semana Nautica Summer Sports Festival is underway in Santa Barbara, attracting thousands of competitors and fans to a handful of special events from June 29 through July 10. The festival … [Read more...]

On This Date: Swimming World Record Set in Santa Barbara

The date was July 7, 1940 at the AAU National Championships held in Santa Barbara, California. The venue was the Coral Casino, a seaside beach club that had a pool and diving platform very close to … [Read more...]