Semana Nautica Ocean Swim - results index

The Semana Nautica 6-Mile Ocean Swim is an ocean swimming race between Goleta Beach and Arroyo Burro Beach (known locally as Hendry's Beach) in Santa Barbara. It is held annually in July as part of the Semana Nautica Summer Sports Festival, and is organized by Jane Cairns. The route is approximately 8.4 km by the shortest line.

Thanks to Dave Van Mouwerik for compiling results from 1990-2009.

Semana Nautica Ocean Swim route
Route Swims Fastest
Goleta Beach to Arroyo Burro Beach 781 Jim McConica - 01:39:05 (2001)

View data by year:

View organizer data


Reviewer: Claire Luciano (August 2023)
Swam in 2023 (Finished). Entry fee: $110 USD
OVERALL: ★️★️★️★️★️
Organization: ★️★️★️★️★️
Route/Course: ★️★️★️★️★️
Social Activities: ★️★️★️★️★️
Cost/Value: ★️★️★️★️★️
Comments: "Loved this swim! The course is beautiful, stunning scenery. Felt very safe the entire time, close to shore with coast guard observers and a thorough safety talk beforehand in addition to each swimmer having a kayaker. Easy to register and Jane the coordinator is very responsive. The awards ceremony and food and drinks at the finish were a nice touch. Super fun & highly recommend."

Back to main Events page