Join the La Jolla Cove Swim Club for our annual Scripps Pier to La Jolla Cove swim.
Swim distance is 1.5 miles (2.5 K).
Registration 7:30-8:30 AM at La Jolla Shores
NOTE: Registration Location: La Jolla Shores Beach, Kellogg Park, North End
(North side of parking lot; near north end bathrooms; setup on grass). Swimmers will walk from there to the Pier, about ¼ mile away.
The swim will start on the north side of Scripps Pier at 9:00 AM.
For anyone interested in hotel accommodations, you can use the Club's 25% discount at the La Jolla Cove Suites (across street from La Jolla Cove). Use discount code LJCSC on their website.
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For anyone interested in a wetsuit, you can use our Club 60% discount at Xterra Wetsuits.
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Swimmer safety is our first priority. San Diego Lifeguards will watch over swimmers from a boat, jet skis, and paddleboards.
The race will finish at La Jolla Cove, where hot food will be served by Duke's Restaurant (La Jolla).
"Beach" REGISTRATION and PRE-REGISTERED CHECK-IN is 7:30 - 8:30 AM
NOTE: REGISTRATION LOCATION:
LA JOLLA SHORES KELLOGG PARK NORTH END
(North end of main parking lot)
There is a large free parking lot at the registration area and parking is plentiful, especially if you arrive early. You can also carpool, UBER, LYFT, or have someone drop you off.
If you need a ride from La Jolla Cove to Registration , we will offer limited, free shuttle service from the Cove starting at 7:15 AM until around 8:15 AM. Shuttle service is not guaranteed, especially if you arrive late.
Restroom facilities are available next to the registration area at the North end of the Shores. Restrooms and showers (cold) are also available at La Jolla Cove.
Swimmers may leave their swim bags at registration with event volunteers, and the bags will be taken to La Jolla Cove where you can pick them up at the end of your swim. They will be watched, but do not leave valuable or fragile items in bags.
*The La Jolla Cove Swim Club is not responsible for loss.
Electronic Timing will be provided by RaceWire.
*There is a 90 minute time limit for this swim. After 90 minutes, lifeguards will remove any remaining swimmers from the water.
is according to USMS rules. Neoprene swim caps are acceptable.
: Swimmers may wear wetsuits, rash guards, fins, or masks and snorkels, etc.
The race will end at La Jolla Cove, where Duke's La Jolla Restaurant will serve hot food.
Trophies will be awarded to the 1st place Overall male and female “Regulation” swimmers.
Medals will be awarded to the 1st place "Regulation" male and female finishers in each age group
We encourage young swimmers, but safety is our prime concern. Parental approval is required for swimmers younger than 18. The recommended minimum age for this swim is 16. Younger swimmers will be considered if they have an acceptable swimming resume. Approval is at the discretion of the Event Director.
Prior to registering swimmers younger than 18, please send an email to Piertocoveswim@aol.com and include a list of their open water swimming experience. Approval will be at the discretion of the event director. If approved, the swimmer may register on-line.
Remit check and swim resume to:
“La Jolla Cove Swim Club - Pier to Cove” P.O. Box 427, La Jolla, CA 92038.
~ Questions: contact Piertocoveswim@aol.com
Approval will be at the sole discretion of the event director. The swimmer may be required to have their own kayak support and/or an adult (over 18) escort swimmer. Contact info for the kayaker and/or support swimmer must be written on the back of the entry form.
An event baseball cap will be guaranteed for the first 250 entries received in the PO Box or via the registration website, (for pre-ordering purposes).
Entries beyond #250 and Beach entrants will not be guaranteed a baseball cap. We will order extra baseball caps, but we may run out of caps.
The only way to be guaranteed a baseball cap is to be among the first 250 entries.
Registration fee after June 12 will increase to $70 and
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES: JUNE 23
Day of Event "beach" registration is available for $80.
Refunds may be requested until June 8 with an email or letter to the Race Director stating the reason. If granted, a $15 processing fee will be charged. After June 8 no refunds will be given for any reason.
This event is for experienced ocean swimmers who are prepared for a swim of 1.5 miles in open ocean, “rough water” conditions. The San Diego City Lifeguards will provide safety support, but we cannot guarantee the safety of swimmers, especially for those who are unprepared.