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Pier To Beer Relay

  • 13 Oct 2013
  • 12:00 PM
  • La Jolla Cove, La Jolla Cove Suites


  • Team relay between the Cove and Scripps Pier, followed by BBQ/party at the La Jolla Cove Suites.

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La Jolla Cove Swim Club’s 2nd Annual


Sunday, October 13, 2013

A New “GOAT ROPE” Swim (But old goats are welcome too)

~ A Free Club event for all Members. 

Join your friends for a fun swim relay and BBQ social afterwards!


WHEN: Sunday, October 13, 2012

WHO: Current swim club members.

COST:  Free   One of the many benefits of membership in the La Jolla Cove Swim Club! :-)

REGISTRATION: SEE BELOW  (Necessary for both safety head-count and food planning)


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.

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. 

However, we have some suggestions:

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

Start Swim from the Cove at NOON (suggested)

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

Start Swim from the Cove at (suggested) NOON or 2 PM

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


After-Swim Party: La Jolla Cove Suites (hotel just across the street from the Cove)

Meet in the BBQ area by the pool/jacuzzi, which is in the rear.

The idea is to finish by 4:00-30, clean up, and meet at the La Jolla Cove Suites Hotel for food and drink at 5:00 (see details below).

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

Room: TBD~  Room will be available after 4:00.


FINISH: Finish at the cove by 4 PM.

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

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

Because we rented a room, swimmers can use the hotel facilities, which includes the shower (outside, ground level), the Jacuzzi, and the pool.  

The pool/jacuzzi are on a deck on the 3rd level at the rear of the hotel.


Parking: We cannot all park at the hotel, but on Sunday on-street parking hours are unrestricted.



Plan to finish at the cove at 4 PM.

Each team can come up with their own swim plan. You can even do more than 6 miles if you want.

Each swimmer on a 6 mile team can do a 1.5 (1.6) mile leg between the Cove and Pier.

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

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

Buddies can swim together.

Swimmers who usually swim in the morning can do their swim or relay at their normal time and then come back to the hotel around 5, though we’d encourage you to swim with the others starting at noon.

We’ll tell the lifeguards so they can watch the stream of swimmers between the cove and pier.

Swimmers who end up at 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 (or “Coordinator”) needs to file a swim plan via email AND register their team online by Oct. 12.

  1. Provide the following info:

    1. Team name. Be creative (Buoy Bonkers, Pierless & Fearless, Kelp Helpless, Rock & Rollers, Swell Swimmers, White Cappers, 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)

REGISTER your team HERE by October 12

EMAIL Swim Plan to:, with subject line: "PTBR" and "Team Name".

For 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:




Hamburgers, hot dogs, fixin’s, potato salad, and other food will be provided by the club.

We will cook on a gas barbecue near the pool at the hotel.

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

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

If you want a special beer, wines, or soft drinks, feel free to bring your own.

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.

Only those over the age of 21 may drink beer.

Anyone who would prefer other type of food can bring their own meal, 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.



Paddlers can change during the swim.

Kayaks cannot land at the Cove.

Kayakers should carry an extra life vest, whistle, water, sunscreen and a hat for themselves.

Figure out how to take the kayak back to the kayaker's car (at La Jolla Shores), and how to bring the kayaker's car to the cove.


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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