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LA JOLLA ROUGH WATER SWIM

  • La Jolla Cove 1100 block of Coast Boulevard San Diego, CA United States (map)

La Jolla Rough Water Swim, America's Premier Rough Water Swim, a summertime tradition in San Diego since 1916.

  • Junior (250 yard)
    The Junior course consists of three legs with two (left) turns marked by flagged buoys. Swimmers start on the beach, swim counter-clockwise around the two buoys and finish on the beach.

  • Masters and Amateur (one mile)
    This triangular course has two (left) turns clearly marked by twenty foot (red and yellow) balloon columns. Swimmers start on the beach, swim counter-clockwise around the two buoys and finish on the beach. See The Finish below for additional information. Note: The one mile course officially closes forty-five minutes after the start of the last start wave.
  • Gatorman (three miles)
    The tri-leg course consists of two long legs (1.49 mi) and one short leg (0.02 mi). Swimmers start on the beach and swim towards the (west) end of Scripps pier. You will sight the two turn buoys about one-hundred feet short of the pier. Swim counter-clockwise around the two buoys then straight back to the Cove. See Paddlers and The Finish below for additional information. Note: The Gatorman course officially closes one hour and forty-five minutes (1:45) after start of race.
Earlier Event: July 23
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Later Event: October 8
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