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jhsiao
April 8th, 2012, 11:02 PM
Does anyone know if there is a place to do open water swimming in Los Angeles? I live in San Diego, and often swim in La Jolla cove, but will be visiting LA from April 27-29th. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

ChrisM
April 9th, 2012, 12:57 PM
Does anyone know if there is a place to do open water swimming in Los Angeles? I live in San Diego, and often swim in La Jolla cove, but will be visiting LA from April 27-29th. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Anywhere there's a beach, there's open water swimming. Any more specific on location? Lots of coastline.

You swim La Jolla so you'll be used to cold spring temps and avoiding spring storms. If you want protected harbor, try Bayshore in Long Beach (check the water quality if it has rained, true everywhere but here in particular).

Other good spots south to north (actually east to west)... Malaga Cove/South Torrance Beach, between palos verdes and Redondo Pier; Hermosa Pier to Manhattan Pier is roughly 2 miles. Can swim up in Playa del Rey, but mnot alot of infrastructure, start getting close to marina del rey so I'd suggest staying south of that.

North of that, the Ketch street beach and venice Pier area.

After that probably have to leapfrog up to Gladstone's area and north, Malibu. Above that, Zuma.

Mallory Mead
April 10th, 2012, 02:52 PM
Best spot without a doubt is Manhattan Beach. If you feel like swimming with (new) friends, shoot me an email at mallory.mead@hotmail.com with an idea of your pace and I'll try to hook you up.

Hoosier
April 10th, 2012, 02:57 PM
My daughter Mallory Mead who is an online coach here at USMS. Lives in the LA area and swims in La Jolla (sp) all the time, even when it is in the 50's. She is very active with a group of swimmers there. You can contact her here by posting on her web workout page, or her website www.mallorymead.com.