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...]

Santa Barbara’s Semana Nautica Festival showcases local athletic tradition

The Santa Barbara Semana Nautica Association is pleased to announce the 2017 lineup of events that will make up Santa Barbara's longest-running athletics festival. The Semana Nautica Summer Sports … [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...]

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...]