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...]

Gabriel makes it two straight in the beach biathlon

Santa Barbara's Cuyler Gabriel made it two for two in the Semana Nautica Biathlon, defending his title on Friday at East Beach by beating out Kyle Visin, Scott Mahan and Ed Smith . Gabriel, a … [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...]

Maassen wins 79th Santa Barbara Tennis Open

Having grown up learning how to play at Santa Barbara Tennis Club, Graham Maassen felt right at home in the championship match of the Santa Barbara Tennis Open on Friday. Maassen, a former Channel … [Read more...]

Santa Barbara’s Semana Nautica Summer Sports Festival Returns for 78th Year

The Santa Barbara Semana Nautica Association is pleased to announce the sporting events that make up its 78th annual Summer Sports Festival. This year’s festival officially commences Wednesday, July 1 … [Read more...]

Brewer, Smith win ‘Ocean Swimmer of the Year’ series

Ben Brewer and Olivia Smith - the 2014 Ocean Swimmers of the Year - will receive special recognition from the Semana Nautica Association for their outstanding performances in connection with this … [Read more...]

Photo Gallery: Semana Nautica 6-Mile Swim

  Starting at Goleta Beach and finishing at Hendry's Beach in Santa Barbara, the 2014 Semana Nautica 6-Mile Ocean Swim featured 44 contestants. Ed Smith was the fastest, completing the swim … [Read more...]