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DeLuna’s Open Water Swim

Head out to beautiful Pensacola Beach on Saturday, April 15 for the 4th annual DeLuna’s Open Water Swim!  Pick the .6, 1.2, or 2.4 miles swim to challenge your skill and speed.  Swim in clean protected waters in the Santa Rosa Sound.


As legend has it…. Don Tristan de Luna, a Spanish conquistador of the 16th century who led an ill-fated expedition to the Pensacola area in 1559, is credited as America’s first settlement. Pensacola is rich in history and sports. A scroll of de Luna’s was recently discovered in the sand of Pensacola Beach outlining a competitive open water swim they were planning. Unfortunately, a hurricane changed the course of Pensacola’s history, wiping out the settlement, thus never allowing the swim to take place.  Our event is an effort to continue what de Luna started. (some facts stated above are fictional)

This race is a stop on the Speedo SALT Series, hosted by Salty Sports Society.

All swimmers will enter the water behind Flounders to the right of the pier.

The finish line is in the same area.

Each course is an out-and-back.

  • Sprint (.6 miles): Must be 7 years old or over
  • Short Swim (1.2 miles): Must be 9 years old or over

Long Swim (2.4 miles): Must be 11 years old or over

Awards will be given in the following categories:

    • Overall Male 1.2 Miles
    • Overall Female 1.2 Miles
    • Overall Male 2.4 Miles
    • Overall Female 2.4 Miles

Top 3 Male & Female Awards in the following categories:

      • 19 & under
      • 20 – 29
      • 30 – 39
      • 40 – 49
      • 50 – 59
      • 60 – 69
      • 70 + up

For more information, visit Pensacola Sports.