La Jolla Cove Swim Club’s 4th
PIER TO BEER RELAY & BBQ
WHEN: . 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, but on Sunday on-street parking is unrestricted.
WHAT: A day of swimming to celebrate the end of summer before the water turns cool.
The Big Chill is coming! We can’t stop it. After the warm water this summer, a lot of us are looking forward to cooler water.
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.
Each team Captain is encouraged to file a swim plan (optional) by Oct. 4.
Send info to: email@example.com, with subject line: "Pier to Beer Team".
Provide the following info:
- Team name. Be creative (Buoy Bonkers, Pierless & Fearless, Pier Pounders, Kelp Helpless, Rock & Rollers, Swell Swimmers, White Cappers, Jelly Bellies, etc.)
- Team captain’s name with contact info
- How far team will swim (3 or 6 miles, or ???)
- Swimmer names
- How far each swimmer will swim
- Starting time
Will you have kayak support?
- Name of kayaker(s)?
- Team color (caps)
FOR MORE INFO OR FOR HELP IN JOINING A TEAM
If you need more info, or if you want help planning your swim, or if you need additional swimmers, or if you’re a swimmer looking for a team, email:
Marieke@San.rr.com or firstname.lastname@example.org,
Clean up at the cove, the Athletic Club (if you’re a member), or at the Hotel.
Because we rented a room, swimmers can use the hotel facilities,
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.
PLEASE DO NOT PLAN TO TAKE A SHOWER IN THE HOTEL ROOM, AS LOTS OF PEOPLE MAY NEED TO USE THAT BATHROOM FOR OTHER PURPOSES, SO WE DON’T WANT IT TIED UP.
USE THE TWO OUTSIDE SHOWERS ON GROUND LEVEL.
FOOD AND DRINK:
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.
It is recommended, but not required, that each team have a kayak (or paddleboard).
Kayaks must launch at the Shores.
Kayaks cannot land at the Cove.
Kayakers should carry an extra life vest, whistle, water, sunscreen and a hat for themselves.