2016 Annual La Jolla Cove Swim Club
Polar Bear Swim - La Jolla Shores
I admire those who jump in the cold ocean in the middle of winter, or parade around on a chilly beach in a bathing suit. Not for me! And while they call it the Polar Bear Swim diehards from much colder states – I’m thinking MN, WI, ND for example - might scoff. But it’s all relative, and still a shock for the system!
Sunday January 1st is the date for the annual La Jolla Cove Swim Club Polar Bear Plunge, accompanied by chili (suggested), soup and perhaps other warm foods as a complement, with cider and coffee to be provided.
The polar bear plunge is held at Kellogg Park in La Jolla Shores to the north of La Jolla Cove, and is for La Jolla Cove Swim Club (LJCSC) members only. I would think it could be fun to watch – bring those cameras, and some warm clothes, perhaps to share?
Maybe you will even be brave enough to dip those toes in nearby!
The La Jolla Cove Swim Club polar bear swim takes place at 10 am following a group photo – check out the photos from the 2014 Polar Bear Swim. Here’s hoping for “warm” weather but projections are for low 50s. Perhaps those who like the cold would more of a winter chill.
Today, according to Surf Forecast, the sea temperature is 60. Too chilly for my taste, but not bad for polar bears or wannabes!