UCLA distance coach takes first in Semana Nautica 15k

By Barry Punzal, PresidioSports.com In a battle between coach and athlete, the coach prevailed in the 57th annual 4th of July Semana Nautica 15-kilometer road race on Monday. Forest Braden, the … [Read more...]

Mullen & Henzell 1-Mile Ocean Swim Recap

By Barry Punzal, PresidioSports.com After a career of competing around the world, swimmer Mark Warkentin has become a homebody. That doesn’t bode well for competitors who aim to win events like … [Read more...]

Mullen & Henzell 3-Mile Ocean Swim Recap & Results

By Barry Punzal, PresidioSports.com About the only thing missing at East Beach on Sunday morning was the chant, “Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi.” Australians Max Halson and Luane Rowe took the … [Read more...]

McGuire-Dykstra dominate, win Santa Barbara Open title

By Barry Punzal, PresidioSports.com Andy McGuire, the senior libero on UCSB’s national runner-up men’s volleyball team, returned to Santa Barbara and brought some Gaucho magic with him. McGuire … [Read more...]

2011 CBVA Women’s Open Volleyball

By Barry Punzal, PresidioSports.com Kathrin Winkler and Tarin Keith, a pair of triple-A players, won their second California Beach Volleyball Association tournament title on Saturday, beating … [Read more...]

2011 Festival Overview

By Barry Punzal, PresidioSports.com Swimming, running, beach volleyball, softball and tennis — sports many Santa Barbarans love to do — will take center stage for the next two weekends as part of … [Read more...]

2010 6-mile swim results

Santa Barbara 6 mile Ocean Swim 2010 Results overall place name time 1   Stewart Reid—Santa Barbara 1:43.50 2   Chip McDaniel—Venice 1:50.08 3   Jim McConica—Ventura … [Read more...]

2010 Presidio Sports Beach Soccer Summer Slam

There were discussions over food and drink at Union Ale on Saturday night about how to bring permanent soccer courts to the sand of West Beach. That's how much fun the first-ever Beach Soccer … [Read more...]

Reid rules Reef and Run mile swim again

When Stewart Reid enters the Reef and Run Series 1-mile ocean swim, the chances are good that he’s going to come out on top. Competing in the 11th event of the series on Tuesday at East Beach, Reid … [Read more...]

Eacret wins four events at chaotic Semana Nautica meet

The traffic is always heavy downtown during the Fourth of July, but traffic in the water at Los Baños Pool was downright ridiculous for the 42nd Annual Semana Nautica Swim Meet. “It’s crazy, … [Read more...]