Open Water Swimming in Santa Barbara
The Ocean Ducks meet for informal group swims at the following times and locations:
- Leadbetter Beach. Monday-Friday @ Noon
- Goleta Beach. Monday, Wednesday, Friday @ Noon.
- Butterfly Beach. Sunday @ 9:00am.
Semana Nautica is an annual summer sports festival in Santa Barbara since 1933. The festival schedule includes four ocean swimming races: a one-mile ocean swim, a three-mile ocean swim, a five-mile biathlon, and a six-mile "marathon" ocean swim.
The six-mile ocean swim is organized by SBCSA board member Jane Cairns, and is highly recommended as a "starter" marathon swim for someone building up to a channel swim such as Anacapa. All nine SBCSA board members have participated at least once in this classic swim.
Reef & Run
Reef and Run is a weekly series of ocean swim races at East Beach in Santa Barbara - generally Thursday evenings from early June through late August. Swimmers can choose from three courses: 500m, 1km, or 1 mile. Live music and adult beverages follow each swim.