Event: This year's "club event" will feature a 5-Mile regulation and non-regulation division swim (wetsuits, only, permitted) and a 1.5-Mile Swim with both a regulation and non-regulation (wetsuit & fins permitted) division. Participants must be a member of the La Jolla Cove Swim Club. Non-members who wish to participate must purchase a membership for $10.00, which is renewable on January 1, 2012. The regulation divisions will be conducted according to the long distance swimming rules of United States Masters Swimming.
Location: The race is held in the La Jolla Ecological Reserve, which is seaside of Kellogg Park in La Jolla, California. The 5-Mile course begins near the boat launching area on La Jolla Shores Beach and then follows the perimeter buoys of the La Jolla Ecological Reserve. The 1.5-Mile race will route swimmers around the "A" and "B" eco buoys and back to the boat launch area. The Start/Finish area is located south of the centrally located parking lot and Main Lifeguard Tower in Kellogg Park.
San Diego Junior Lifeguard Foundation: This year's race will include a Junior Lifeguard Division to benefit theSan Diego Junior Lifeguard Foundation. All profits from this division will be donated to the SDJGF. Other race participants can also donate to the Foundation via their website at: http://www.payplanner.net/sdjg/donate.html
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