Two Reef & Run nights in 2017 will feature official races connected to the Semana Nautica Ocean Swimmer of the Year award.
Anyone swimming the 1-mile distance on June 29 or July 6 will receive points towards the award, which crowns an ocean swimming “champion” based on results from various ocean swimming races held during the Semana Nautica festival. The other events include the Mullen & Henzel one-mile swim, the Semana Nautica 3-mile swim and the Semana Nautica 6-mile swim.
Exact criteria for the Ocean Swimmer of the Year award is below.
Those interested in competing must participate in each of the following ocean swim races:
1) Semana Nautica 1-mile ocean swim
2) one of the two Reef & Run 1-mile ocean swims (June 29, 2016 and July 6, 2016)
3) either the Semana Nautica 3-mile ocean swim or the 6-mile ocean swim.
For each of these swims, points will be allocated equal to the participant’s overall finishing place in his/her gender. Swimmers who are unable to compete in the 3 mile or the 6 mile ocean swims will be considered for the award but will be handicapped by an additional 40 points added to their total. If a participant swims in more than one Reef & Run qualifying events, the best finish will be used for consideration.
The Ocean Swimmer of the Year winners will be recognized at the season’s final Reef & Run Boat to Beach event.
Wetsuit Policy: Wetsuits are allowed if the individual swim event allows for them. The 1-mile, 3-mile, and 6-mile do not officially allow wetsuits. They are allowed at Reef & Run.