La Jolla Cove Swim Club

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Upcoming events

    • 24 Sep 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • La Jolla Cove

    16th Annual La Jolla Cove10-Mile Relay and Solo Swim

    A Celebration of Swimming and Community Giving

    at La Jolla Cove, La Jolla, CA
    Sunday, September 24, 2017

    Come out and get wet with your fellow swimmers for the 16th Annual La Jolla 10 Mile Relay!  

    This event takes place in one of the most beautiful ocean swimming locations in the world, and it's a great way to have fun while also giving back.  

    Organize a team of up to 5 swimmers or swim it solo.  

    This year's relay will benefit the American Diabetes AssociationSan Diego Junior Lifeguard Foundation, and La Jolla Cove Swim Club.

    And donations are encouraged.

    Event Details





    Get 25% discounted hotel rate at La Jolla Cove Suites, which is located right across the street from the event.

    More Info:

    • 07 Oct 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • La Jolla Cove, La Jolla Cove Suites

    La Jolla Cove Swim Club’s 5th 



    WHEN: . Saturday Oct 7   Swim anytime, BBQ at 5:00.

    WHO: Members of La Jolla Cove Swim Club and their guests.

    WHERE: Swim at the Cove, party at the La Jolla Cove Suites Hotel

    The club has rented a suite with a balcony at the La Jolla Cove Suites Hotel

    PARKING: We can’t park at the hotel. Street parking.

    WHAT: A day of swimming to celebrate the end of summer before the water turns cool.

    This is not a competition; it’s just for fun. Fins, masks, snorkels and wetsuits are OK.

    The only rule is that there are no rules. Make up a swim plan with some friends.

    Here are some suggested swims:

    Swim 1: 6 mile relay for teams of 4 (or less) between La Jolla Cove and Scripps Pier.

    Start this swim from the Cove by noon (suggested)

    Swim 2: 3 mile swim (2 or more). Swim from the cove to the pier and back to the cove.

    Start this swim from the Cove by 2 (suggested)

    Swim 3: Do your “normal” swim at any time and just show up for the party afterwards.

    The idea is to finish by 4 PM, clean up, and meet at the La Jolla Cove Suites Hotel for the party 5 PM (see details below).

    We can watch the sunset from the balcony of the room.

    COST: Free. One of the many benefits of membership in the La Jolla Cove Swim Club

    RULES: There are no rules. Just swim safely

    PLAN: Plan to finish at the cove at no later than about 4 PM.

    Each team can come up with their own swim plan.

    Or swim alone. Or a team could be just 2 people, alternating laps.

    Each swimmer on a 4 person 6 mile team can do a 1.5 mile leg between the Cove and Pier.

    Or a swimmer could do two legs, as Cove to Pier and back.

    You can even do more than 6 miles if you want.

    Buddies can swim together, side by side.

    Swimmers who usually swim in the morning can do their swim or relay at their normal time and then come back to the hotel at 5:00, or swim a little later that day.

    Swimmers who swim to the pier could walk down the beach and swim back from the Beach Club/Marine Room area.

    Consider where your team’s swimmers will end up and whether they will need a ride back to the cove. Teams may need a vehicle to move team members between the cove and pier.

    Keep track of where your swim bag and car keys will be after you swim.


    Clean up at the cove, the Athletic Club (if you’re a member), or at the Hotel.  

    On ground level there are two separate outside showers and some restrooms.

    The Jacuzzi, pool and some restrooms are on a deck on the 3rd level at the rear of the hotel.

    You could use these facilities after noon, but realize that getting to the 3rd level requires a room key, which we will not have until check-in time at 4. However, it’s not always locked.




    Hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, other food will be provided by the club.

    The club will also supply good beer…. not Bud, or light beer.

    If you want your favorite beer, wine, champagne, liquor, or soft drinks, bring your own.

    Only those over 21 may drink beer.

    We will cook on a gas barbecue near the pool on the 3rd level deck at the rear of the hotel.

    Steve Dillard has volunteered to be the “Barbecutie” or “Gassy Ranger”.

    Glass is not allowed on the BBQ deck. So bring plastic or metal containers.

    We’ll provide cups, so you can pour your beverage into cups in the room and leave your glass there.

    Swimmers can bring food contributions of snacks, side dishes, etc.

    Many restaurants, such as Subway, Jersey Mike’s, pizza and sushi, as well as Von’s and Jonathan’s are in the La Jolla area.

    We can eat and drink either in the room or on the BBQ deck.

    • 28 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • La Jolla Cove
    Halloween Spooky Splash
    Social Event 

    Will we see the return of the Jack O’Buoy?

    Saturday, October 28
    Starting at 9:00 AM, we’ll have a social event at the Cove.

    The Club will provide Starbucks coffee and Costco muffins.

    Please bring some Halloween goodies to share, (homemade or purchased), if you are so inclined.

    “Decorate Your Swim Cap”

     Make a Halloween swim cap of some sort and show it off. Be creative. This can either be a cap that can actually be worn for swimming, or a cap that needs to stay dry. Halloween or aquatic themes are suggested. 

    Also, feel free to show up in a full costume. Everyone will enjoy that!

    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • La Jolla Cove

    Turkey Splash 
    Social Event

    Turkey Swim

    Saturday, November 18


    We’ll have coffee and assorted muffins. 

    - Please bring some Thanksgiving themed goodies to share, if you are so inclined.

    Some Some Club merchandise will be for sale.

    Dress like a turkey, swim like a turkey, or just “gobble" up some grub with your swim buddies.

    Double Big Chill Miles

    • 03 Dec 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Soledad Club - 5050 Soledad Road, across the street from Kate Sessions Park in North Pacific Beach.

    La Jolla Cove Swim Club 
    Annual Banquet
    A Club Social Event Giving Back To Members 

    Sunday, December 3
    4:00 - 8:00pm
    5050 Soledad Road
    San Diego, CA 92109

    It's that time of year again. 
    A celebration of swimming at the Cove and a chance for us to mingle, meet, and socialize with our clothes on!

    4:00: Happy Hour with Open bar (wine & beer), music, mingle on the deck and watch the sunset, or enjoy the rolling slide show presentation of our fun year of swimming!

    6:00: Catered Hawaiian dinner, followed by entertainment by Jim Earp,(plus a special appearance by "Mr. Chill and the Chilltones"), Club Awards, raffle prizes and the camaraderie of your swim buddies. 

    Raffle prizes will include:

    ~ several certificates for Xterra wetsuits and other Xterra gear

    ~ gift cards from local La Jolla merchants and restaurants

    ~ Club merchandise

    ~ and an amazing print from a local artist. 

    The club will provide a buffet dinner from L&L Hawaiian Barbecue with cake for dessert.

    Beverages will include basic wine and good beer, and water.

    Anyone who wants better wine or beer, or other fine spirits…BYO. 

    Bring your favorite bottle and share it with your swim buddies or the people at your table. 

    Cost: $10 at the door, (cash or check).

    * Kids under 16 are Free.


    Hawaiian: Aloha shirts, Sarongs, shell necklaces, etc.

    ~ 2017 Swim Club photo/tide calendars will be available to Members at the door

    One calendar comes free with each paid entry, or one per family.

    After the banquet, additional calendars can be purchased for $10 each (while supplies last).

    If you are able/willing to help with event set-up, come early (before 3:30)

    or after party clean up,

    let us know via email:


    • 01 Jan 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • La Jolla Shores

    La Jolla Cove Swim Club's

    2018 New Year's Day Polar Bear Plunge


    The Annual LJCSC Polar Bear Plunge and Chili+ Potluck. 

    A great way for LJCSC Members to 'SPLASH' into the New Year!

    (LJCSC sponsored event for Members Only)

    10:00 AM

    (group photo, then splash!)

    We set up on the grass area (Kelogg Park) of La Jolla Shores (Not the Cove).  

    Look for our Club banner set up on the grass.

    Some will come to swim and others just to dip their big toe in the big blue (without, but all should come to share in the joy of the New Year and the warmth of good friends, fellow swimmers, and great potluck food (Cider/Coffee provided).

    Please bring your favorite chili (suggested), soup, or other warm food and anything else to compliment it. 

    Warm clothes/hat/footwear, and definitely a camera.

    Double miles awarded for swimmers participating in the 

    Big Chill program

    Send your miles to

    Club merchandise (warm fleece jackets, vests, and hats, etc etc) will be on sale. 

    Our beautiful 2017 La Jolla Cove Photo/Tide Calendars will be available for $10 (while supplies last)

    * Know your and safety come first!

Past events

23 Jul 2017 Picnic On The Point
24 Jun 2017 Pier-To-Cove Swim
06 May 2017 Big Chill Celebration
15 Apr 2017 Spring Egg-Stravaganza and "IRS (I'd Rather Swim) Day"
18 Mar 2017 St. Patty's Day Swim
12 Feb 2017 Valentine's Swim Social
01 Jan 2017 New Years Day Polar Bear Plunge
24 Dec 2016 Xmas Eve Day Splash
04 Dec 2016 LJCSC Annual Banquet
19 Nov 2016 Turkey Splash
15 Nov 2016 "Big Chill" 2016-17
29 Oct 2016 Halloween Spooky Splash
15 Oct 2016 Pier To Beer Relay & BBQ
11 Oct 2016 An Evening with Lynne Cox - New Book Tour
25 Sep 2016 La Jolla Cove 10-Mile Relay & Solo Swim
24 Jul 2016 Picnic On The Point
25 Jun 2016 Pier-To-Cove Swim
09 Jun 2016 La Jolla Town Council Meeting - "Crisis in The Cove"
07 May 2016 Big Chill Celebration
17 Apr 2016 Spring Egg-Stravaganza and "IRS (I'd Rather Swim) Day"
19 Mar 2016 St. Patty's Day Swim
14 Feb 2016 Valentine's Swim
01 Jan 2016 New Years Day Polar Bear Plunge
24 Dec 2015 Xmas Eve Day Splash
06 Dec 2015 LJCSC Annual Banquet
21 Nov 2015 Turkey Splash
15 Nov 2015 "Big Chill" 2015-2016 Madagascar
31 Oct 2015 Halloween Spookfest Swim
11 Oct 2015 Pier To Beer Relay & BBQ (POSTPONED. RESCHEUDLED DATE TBA)
27 Sep 2015 La Jolla Cove 10-Mile Relay & Solo Swim
26 Jul 2015 Picnic On The Point
20 Jun 2015 Pier-To-Cove Swim
02 May 2015 Big Chill Celebration
25 Apr 2015 Janet Lamott Memorial Swim
11 Apr 2015 Tax Relief and Spring Egg-Stravaganza Swim
14 Mar 2015 St. Patty's Day Swim
14 Feb 2015 Valentine's Swim
01 Jan 2015 New Years Day Polar Bear Plunge
24 Dec 2014 Xmas Eve Day Splash
07 Dec 2014 LJCSC Annual Banquet
22 Nov 2014 Turkey Splash
15 Nov 2014 "Big Chill" BIKINI 2014-2015
25 Oct 2014 Halloween Spookfest Swim
05 Oct 2014 Pier To Beer Relay & BBQ
07 Sep 2014 "Greaterman" Swim
06 Sep 2014 Swim For Hope ~ Fundraiser for Project Mexico and St. Innocent Orphanage
30 Aug 2014 Swim24 Challenge
30 Aug 2014 LJ 10-Mile Relay (2014 Event Cancelled)
20 Aug 2014 "DRIVEN" Movie Showing
20 Jul 2014 Picnic On The Point
21 Jun 2014 Pier-To-Cove Swim
14 Jun 2014 Rocks, Rips, and Reefs 2013
03 May 2014 Big Chill Party and Sink-o de Mayo
19 Apr 2014 Tax Relief and Spring Egg-Stravaganza Swim
15 Mar 2014 St. Patty's Day Swim
15 Feb 2014 Valentine's Swim
01 Jan 2014 New Years Day Polar Bear Plunge
24 Dec 2013 Xmas Eve Day Splash
01 Dec 2013 LJCSC Annual Banquet
23 Nov 2013 Turkey Splash
16 Nov 2013 "Big Chill" Bora Bora
26 Oct 2013 Halloween Spookfest Swim
13 Oct 2013 Pier To Beer Relay
29 Sep 2013 10-Mile Relay & Solo Swim
30 Jul 2013 Lynne Cox - New Book Tour
20 Jul 2013 Picnic On The Point
22 Jun 2013 Pier-To-Cove Swim
15 Jun 2013 Rocks, Rips, and Reefs 2013
15 Jun 2013 Rips, Rocks, and Reefs 2013
04 May 2013 Big Chill Party and Sink-o de Mayo
13 Apr 2013 Tax Relief Swim
17 Mar 2013 St. Patty's Day Swim
16 Feb 2013 Valentine's Swim
01 Jan 2013 New Years Day Polar Bear Swim
24 Dec 2012 Xmas Eve Day Splash & Dash Swim
22 Dec 2012 Annual Banquet
17 Nov 2012 Thanksgiving Turkey Splash
17 Nov 2012 Big Chill Tonga
27 Oct 2012 Halloween Spookfest
07 Oct 2012 10-Mile Relay & Solo Swim
16 Sep 2012 Pier to Beer relay swim
12 Aug 2012 Tour of Buoys 2012
21 Jul 2012 La Jolla Cove Swim Club’s 1st “PICNIC ON THE POINT”
23 Jun 2012 Pier-To-Cove Swim
02 Jun 2012 Rips, Rocks, and Reefs 2012
05 May 2012 Big Chill Party and Sink-o de Mayo
14 Apr 2012 Tax Relief Swim
24 Mar 2012 St. Patty's Day Swim
11 Feb 2012 Valentine's Swim
01 Jan 2012 New Years Day Polar Bear Swim
24 Dec 2011 Xmas Eve Day Splash & Dash Swim
11 Dec 2011 Annual Awards Banquet
19 Nov 2011 Thanksgiving Turkey Splash & Dash Swim
19 Nov 2011 Big Chill Fiji
25 Sep 2011 10-Mile Relay & Solo Swim
14 Aug 2011 Tour of Buoys 2011