The Olympic Trials Legend of Semana Nautica’s Jeff Farrell

As Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky take center stage at the U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials in Omaha this week, it's a good time to look back at one of the most remarkable … [Read more...]

2016 Semana Nautica Festival Announcement

Santa Barbara’s Semana Nautica Summer Sports Festival returns for 79th Year with over a dozen local athletic events scheduled from June 29 through July 10. All Semana Nautica events are free for … [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...]

NEW EVENT: Semana Nautica Open Water Masters Training Camp

Santa Barbara Masters wants to help you improve your open water swimming with our Semana Nautica Open Water Training Camp. The objective of this training camp is to give you daily experience with open … [Read more...]

2015 Semana Nautica Award Winners

The Semana Nautica Association is pleased to announce the award winners from this summer's festival. Taylor Steffen, Karen Schultz, Stuart Sato and Curly Guillen will all be recognized on Thursday, … [Read more...]

Festival Wrap-Up: Old titles defended, new champions crowned at 78th Semana Nautica Summer Sports Festival

Now that the sporting events making up the 78th Semana Nautica Summer Sports Festival have concluded, it's time to thank our sponsors, spectators and participants. It's safe to say it was another … [Read more...]

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...]