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La Jolla Cove "Greater" Swim

  • 13 Sep 2020
  • La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Cove Swim Club’s 6th GREATERMAN & GREATERWOMAN


SUNDAY, September 13, 2020, 9 AM

It’s really the "NO Greater Man".... NO cost, NO rules, NO time limit, NO lines, NO T shirts, NO registration, NO timing chip, NO time, and NO awards.  NO food either, unless you bring it.

WHO: Members of La Jolla Cove Swim Club and anyone else who wants to do it.

WHERE: Swim from La Jolla Cove to Scripps Pier and back, 3 Miles.

WHEN: SUNDAY, September 13, 2020 at 9 AM.   You can choose your own time too.

WHY: Why not? Because the pier is there and it needs to be swum to occasionally. 

We’re offering the Greaterman for the sixth time

Last year was the inaugural The La Jolla Cove Swim, but this year it’s a virtual swim.

You can do the Greaterman and participate in that event, which has about 100 swimmers registered so far.  Participants will receive baseball caps, as well as acknowledgement of their support.  

All proceeds will go to two organizations that are assisting the unemployed in San Diego:  

San Diego Work Force Partnership and United Way’s COVID19 Workers Assist Fund. 

To register go to


COST: Free..No Dollars, no cents (sense), no dinero, pesos, Euros, shekels, rubles. NADA, ZIP

RULES: There are no “Stinkin’ Rules”. Wear a wetsuit, fins, weight belt…or anything else. 

Wearing nothing is OK with us, but is prohibited by law; do a “Full Penny” at your own risk.

TIME: If you want to know your time, take a stop watch. 


The La Jolla Cove Swim Club does not assume any responsibility for your safety during this swim. This is for experienced ocean swimmers in good physical condition.

Assume responsibility for your own safety. Use good judgment. You’re on your own!

Wear a brightly colored swim cap so you can be seen more easily. Wave it if you need help. 

Use a brightly colored swim buoy (Xterra or other) if you have one.

We recommend that you swim with a buddy, or a group. 

We’ll inform the lifeguards that a group will be swimming to the Pier and back, but they can’t watch for swimmers a mile or more away from them. And they couldn’t reach you very quickly if you needed help.

There’s a lot of open water between the Cove and the pier.

If you haven’t swum 3 miles before, we recommend that you only do it as part of a group.

If you get tired on the way over, and/or you don’t want to swim back, exit the water on the NORTH side of the pier. Watch out for sting rays, as they’re common over there. Walk down to the Beach and Tennis Club and swim back to the Cove from there, or walk back to the Cove.  Or Uber.

If you don’t swim to the Pier and back, you could qualify as a “Lesser Man”….or Woman.


There are three ways to swim with our club:

  • Meet up on the deck
  • Join us for our social swims
  • Register for our competitive swims. 


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