La Jolla Cove Swim Club members are aiming to accumulate total mileage swum from November 15, 2015, through April 15, 2016, to go from San Diego to Madagascar and back — 13,000 miles. Names and individual miles must be reported to “Mr. Chill.” There are maps in the club display box at the cove showing the mileage between buoys and other coastal locations in La Jolla. Miles swum outside of San Diego are acceptable as long as they are in a saltwater ocean or sea for a period of not more than two weeks.
Miles swum in water below 55 degrees earn a 25 percent bonus; less than 50 degrees earns 50 percent bonus. Pool miles not acceptable.