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...]

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...]