The 3rd Annual DeLuna’s Open Water Swim is northwest Florida’s only timed open water swim event. This event takes place in the protected calm waters of the Santa Rosa Sound behind Flounder’s Chowder House on Pensacola Beach. The swim features a .6, 1.2, and 2.4 miles swim.
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, 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)