2019 Ocean Swimmer of the Year Point Series

The Semana Nautica Festival will recognize an outstanding male and female ocean swimming athlete in 2019 with the Semana Nautica Ocean Swimmer of the Year Award.

To qualify for this distinguished award, the recipient will have to compete in the following ocean swim races during the Semana Nautica Festival:

1) Semana Nautica 1-mile ocean swim (June 29, 2019)
2) one of the two Reef & Run 1-mile ocean swims (June 27, 2019 and July 11, 2019)
4) either the 3-mile ocean swim or the 6-mile ocean swim (June 30, 2019 or July 7, 2019)

IMPORTANT DETAILS

For each of these swims, points will be allocated equal to the participant’s overall finishing place in his/her gender. Swimmers who are unable to compete in the 3-mile or the 6-mile ocean swims will be considered for the award but will be handicapped by an additional 40 points added to their total.

If a participant swims in more than one of the weekly Reef & Run qualifying events, the best finish will be used for consideration. The same applies to swimmers who complete both the 3-mile and 6-mile – the best finish of the two will be used for the point standings.

The two Semana Nautica Ocean Swimmers of the Year will receive a free entry for the final Reef & Run boat to beach swim on August 29, 2019 and will be recognized at the conclusion of that swim race. The male and female recipients of this annual award will also be memorialized with his and her names on a plaque at the Cabrillo Bathhouse.

WETSUIT POLICY

Wetsuits are allowed if the individual swim event allows for them. The 1-mile, 3-mile, and 6-mile do not officially allow wetsuits. They are allowed at Reef & Run.

SEMANA NAUTICA OCEAN SWIMMING SCHEDULE:

Thursday – 6/27/2019

Reef & Run Summer Series
• East Beach
5:30PM to 8:30PM

Saturday – 6/29/2019

Mullen and Henzell 1-Mile Ocean Swim
• East Beach 
9:00AM to completion

Sunday – 7/30/2019

Mullen and Henzell 3-Mile Ocean Swim
• East Beach 
9:00AM to completion

Sunday – 7/07/2018

Semana Nautica 6-Mile Ocean Swim
• Goleta Beach to Hendry’s Beach
9:00AM to completion

Thursday – 7/11/2019

Reef & Run Summer Series
• East Beach
5:30PM to 8:30PM