La Jolla Cove Swim Club

Event Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 14 Jun 2014
    • 8:00 AM
    • 27 Sep 2014
    • Various Locations (See Schedule)
    San Diego Council of Divers
    Rocks, Rips, and Reefs 2014

    More Info and Schedule:

    What are the 3Rs?  3Rs is an in-water education and site orientation program for divers, snorkelers and swimmers. Participants are briefed on the interaction of surf, swell, and tides on underwater rocks and reefs, and then enter the water and tour popular sites with experienced instructors.

    3Rs is a great way to learn more about the ocean and to explore new sites. 

    HERE is an example of what you will learn.

    Participants learn how to: 

    Identify underwater rocks and reefs by observing water movement and surf 

    1. Take advantage of the ocean’s natural wave motion  

    2. Spot safe places to enter and exit

    3. Avoid places hazardous for divers and swimmers

    4. Encounter rip and long shore currents

    5. Use tides to plan

    Read a review HERE on

    Who can attend?  The 3Rs is free and open to the public; donations are gladly accepted and are only used to keep this program operating. . Snorkelers and swimmers welcome! SCUBA Certification is not required, but swimming experience is recommended. Participants must sign a liability waiver as part of registration. Participants aged 17 or less must have the waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

    What to bring  Bring a mask, fins, and snorkel. A full wetsuit and gloves are strongly recommended for warmth and protection from scrapes. Spring suits are OK. Weights are discouraged unless you are a strong swimmer or your wetsuit is extremely buoyant. Scuba gear (regulator, BC, tank, etc.) is not used during the 3Rs.

    If you have not been diving or snorkeling recently, please check your gear before you arrive.

    When are the 3Rs? For all dates, registration will be at 8:00am. Mandatory briefing starts at 8:15am, enter the water 8:30 am. The sites listed are the most popular and interesting for shore diving and free diving. If your club wants to do a different one, let us know. 


    • 05 Oct 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • La Jolla Cove, La Jolla Cove Suites

    La Jolla Cove Swim Club’s 3rd 



    Sunday, October 5, 2014

    WHEN: Sunday, October 5, 2014. 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:, with subject line: "Pier to Beer Team".

    Provide the following info:

    1. Team name. Be creative (Buoy Bonkers, Pierless & Fearless, Pier Pounders, Kelp Helpless, Rock & Rollers, Swell Swimmers, White Cappers, Jelly Bellies, etc.)
    2. Team captain’s name with contact info
    3. How far team will swim (3 or 6 miles, or ???)
    4. Swimmer names
    5. How far each swimmer will swim
    6. Starting time
    7. Will you have kayak support?
      1. Name of kayaker(s)?
    8. Team color (caps)


    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: or,


    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.




    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.

    • 25 Oct 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • La Jolla Cove
    Halloween Spookfest Swim
    Social Event 

    Saturday, October 25
    Starting at 9:00 AM, we’ll have a social event at the Cove.

    The Club will provide coffee and muffins. Please bring some Halloween goodies to share, if you are so inclined.

    We will have Club merchandise for sale, including fleece jackets, vests and caps for the cool weather that will be coming soon. We will also have knit caps, duffel bags, backpacks, swim caps, baseball caps, and t-shirts.

    “Decorate Your Swim Cap” contest.

     Make a swim cap of some sort and wear it for the judging at 9:00 AM. 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. There will be a prize for the winner.

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

    • 22 Nov 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • La Jolla Cove

    Turkey Splash 
    Social Event

    Turkey Swim

    Saturday, November 22


    On Saturday November 22, we’ll have a social swimming event at La Jolla Cove.

    We’ll have coffee and assorted muffins. 

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

    We will have club merchandise for sale, including fleece jackets, vests and caps for the cool weather. We’ll also have knit caps, duffel bags, backpacks, swim caps, baseball caps, and long sleeve t-shirts.

    This will be our last sale day before the holidays, so stock up on presents for your swimming friends and family...or yourself.

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

    Double Big Chill Miles

    • 07 Dec 2014
    • 4:00 PM - 9:00 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 7
    4:00 - 9:00pm
    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!

    Emceed by Channel 10’s former anchorwoman and fellow swimmer and Club member, Carol Lebeau.

    4:00: Happy Hour with Host 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 ("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 along with club merchandise and other items from local merchants.    

    The club will provide basic wine and good beer as in the past. 

    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.

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

    ~ 2014 Swim Club photo/tide calendars will be available at the door with each paid entry. 

    After the banquet, additional calendars can be purchased for $5 each.

    If you are able/willing to help with event set-up, come early (around 3:00) and let us know via email:


    • 24 Dec 2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • Coronado North Beach Fire Rings
    Xmas Eve Day Swim
    Sponsored by Coronado Masters

    Double Big ChillMiles 

    Coronado Beach
    North Beach Fire Rings

    Coronado Masters

    23rd Annual Christmas Eve Day Swim 

    Wednesday, 24 December

    Coronado, North Beach 

    12:00 NOON 

    (the beach at the North end of the Ocean right before the back gate to NAS North Island)

    -CMA will provide Hot cider, Buffalo Broth, Hot chili, veggie lasagna and a bonfire to thaw out after a brisk refreshing ocean swim.

    Bring a dish to share.

    • 01 Jan 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • La Jolla Shores

    2015 Polar Bear Plunge


    The Annual LJCSC Polar Bear Plunge and Chili + Potluck. 

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

    (A LJCSC sponsored event for Members)


    on the lawn (Kelogg Park) of La Jolla Shores (Not the Cove).  Look for our Club banner.

    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, and/or warm food to compliment it. 

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

    Double miles awarded for swimmers participating in the Big Chill Bora Bora.

    Send your miles to

    Club merchandise (i.e. warm fleece jackets, vests, and hats) will be on sale. 
    Our beautiful 2014 LJ pictorial/tide calendar will be available for $10!

    * Know your and safety come first!

Past events

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
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