Open Water Swimming in Santa Barbara

Ocean Ducks

The Ocean Ducks meet for informal group swims at the following times and locations:

Ocean Ducks

You are responsible for your own safety. Any swim attire preferences are welcome. For more information, see the Ocean Ducks' Facebook page or send an email.

Semana Nautica

Semana Nautica 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 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.

For more information, see their website or Facebook page.

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