Semana Nautica Summer Sports Festival
1 mile, 3 miles, 5-mile biathlon, 6 miles
City Goleta Beach, Santa Barbara
Name Jane Cairns
Event Date: July 3, 2011
Website: Semana Nautica
2011 3-Mile Swim
Australians Max Halson (57:10) and Luane Rowe (1:03:31) took the top honors in the Semana Nautica 3-mile Swim. Halson was in a lead group of four swimmers, which included former champion Alex Kostich around the final buoy. Halson noted that the sport is very popular in his native Australia, "A lot of big-time swimmers are celebrities. My goal is to compete in open water swimming at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil."
Rowe is a seasoned swimmer, having won the Waikiki Roughwater Swim three consecutive years, been on three straight winning women’s relay teams at the Maui Channel Swim and has won Australian races like the Cole Classic and Macquarie Big Swim with plans to do the English Channel in 2011.