La Jolla Cove Swim Club

Pier-To-Cove Swim

  • 21 Jun 2014
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
  • The swim will start on the north side of Scripps Pier at 9:00 AM. ONLINE REGISTER AT: ljcsc-ptc.racewire.com


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There is a 90 minute time limit for this swim. After 90 minutes, lifeguards will escort any remaining swimmers from the water.


Pier-To-Cove Swim



2014 Photos HERE



Saturday, June 21, 2014
Join the La Jolla Cove Swim Club for our annual Scripps Pier to La Jolla Cove swim. 

Swim distance is 1.5 miles (2.5 K). The swim will start on the north side of Scripps Pier at 9:00 AM.

Swimmer safety is our first priority. San Diego Lifeguards will provide support including a boat, jet skis, and paddleboards.

The race will finish at La Jolla Cove, where fresh, hot Mexican food as well as hot and cold drinks will be served.

"Beach" REGISTRATION and PRE-REGISTERED CHECK-IN  is 7:30 - 8:30 AM in Scripps Oceanography Parking Lot P003, just south of the Pier on El Paseo Grande, off La Jolla Shores Drive. 

Parking is limited in that area, so it's best to carpool or have someone drop you off.

DO NOT PARK IN THE SCRIPPS LOT, or you’ll get a ticket. 

If you need a ride to Registration, we will offer free shuttle services from the Cove starting at 7:30 AM until 8:15. 

Swimmers may leave their swim bags with event volunteers in the registration area, and they will be taken back to the Cove and will be watched.


* Leave valuables at home. The La Jolla Cove Swim Club is not responsible for loss.


NOTE: Rest room facilities at registration are extremely limited. We cannot change this. Plan accordingly.




* Electronic Timing System will be used.


*There is a 90 minute time limit for this swimAfter 90 minutes, lifeguards will escort any remaining swimmers from the water.


Registration Categories:

"Regulation" is according to USMS rules. Neoprene swim caps are acceptable.


“Non-Regulation”: Swimmers may wear wetsuits, rash guards, fins, or masks and snorkels, etc.



Trophies will be awarded to the 1st place male and female “Regulation” swimmers. 



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Parental approval is required for swimmers younger than 18. The recommended minimum age for this swim is 16.

Applications from swimmers younger than 18 must include a list of open water swimming experience and applications must be received before June 16 by paper entry only (download here)

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Remit check and address to:

 “La Jolla Cove Swim Club - Pier to Cove” 

P.O. Box 427, La Jolla, CA 92038.

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Questions: contact Piertocoveswim@aol.com.
Approval will be at the sole discretion of the event director. The swimmer may be required to have their own kayak support and/or an adult (over 18) escort swimmer. Contact info for the kayaker and/or support swimmer must be written on the back of the entry form.




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An event t-shirt will be guaranteed only for entries received in the PO Box or via the website, by June 15 (for pre-ordering purposes). Postmark date will not count. Mail early or, on the last day, you can take the entry directly to the post office in La Jolla. Event t-shirts will not be guaranteed for entries received after June 15. Beach entrants will not be guaranteed a T-shirt. The only way to be guaranteed a t-shirt is to pre-register by June 15



Online Registration Deadline: June 19

Day of Event "beach" registration is available for additional $10 fee.