What we're about

We swim in the ocean.

We prefer waves to lane lines.

We don't mind if the water is cold.

We can make it out through the break.

We body surf.

We see dolphins.

We like it when water drips out of our nose three hours after a workout.

We can tell the water temperature to within a degree.

We lose goggles when the ocean decides to take them from us.

We measure our swims by city blocks, not laps.

If this sounds good to you, come join us. We have novice swimmers through advanced swimmers. You should be able to swim 500 meters, or about twenty laps, to be ready for an open water swim. Come check it out!

Upcoming events (5)

Tuesday / Thursday Morning Swim

Parking lot behind Offshore Surf Shop

The one and only venerable MORNING SWIM happens every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

Please note the new time. Meet at 6:15, toes in the water at 6:30.

Don't let a low head-count here stop you. There are about 4-6 swimmers that regularly attend, but don't use Meetup.

We enter the water and swim together through the breakers. Then we head north or south, then loop back. The total swim distance is 1.1 miles (1.8km) for the fast folks, the distance will vary on your skill level and all levels are welcome. Everybody gets a swim buddy.

Directions: Take I-5 to the Carlsbad Village Drive exit and head west. Follow Carlsbad Village Drive to the end and turn left on Ocean St. Drive straight 1/4 mile into the parking area. We'll meet near the park and walk down to the beach together.

Enjoy the camaraderie!

2M+ swims in Carlsbad

Ocean Street & Carlsbad Village Drive

Special Notice:
This is a 2M + swim in Carlsbad on most mornings at 7am (8am on Saturday & Sunday). Text first to confirm [masked]).

We swim from the foot of Carlsbad Village Drive at lifeguard tower "C"(down the steps from the street) to the 1st jetty that is south of Tamarack.

When the water temp is over 62 degrees we have a group 5-15 Master swimmers who do this long swim. We swim most days of the week the Master Swim programs at local pools are closed.

We all swim an "Ocean Mile" in 21- 25 minutes (or comparing to swimming in a masters workout in a pool we typically swim in the 1:15/1:20 interval lanes.) Some swimmers who are a little slower join us WITH FINS.

We swim together for safety and also this is not a sprint, but a long steady swim.

Please confirm to Steve by Text at[masked] to make sure when the swims are scheduled.

2M+ swims in Carlsbad

Ocean Street & Carlsbad Village Drive

Special Notice:
This is a 2M + swim in Carlsbad on most mornings at 7am (8am on Saturday & Sunday). Text first to confirm [masked]).

We swim from the foot of Carlsbad Village Drive at lifeguard tower "C"(down the steps from the street) to the 1st jetty that is south of Tamarack.

When the water temp is over 62 degrees we have a group 5-15 Master swimmers who do this long swim. We swim most days of the week the Master Swim programs at local pools are closed.

We all swim an "Ocean Mile" in 21- 25 minutes (or comparing to swimming in a masters workout in a pool we typically swim in the 1:15/1:20 interval lanes.) Some swimmers who are a little slower join us WITH FINS.

We swim together for safety and also this is not a sprint, but a long steady swim.

Please confirm to Steve by Text at[masked] to make sure when the swims are scheduled.

2M+ swims in Carlsbad

Ocean Street & Carlsbad Village Drive

Special Notice:
This is a 2M + swim in Carlsbad on most mornings at 7am (8am on Saturday & Sunday). Text first to confirm [masked]).

We swim from the foot of Carlsbad Village Drive at lifeguard tower "C"(down the steps from the street) to the 1st jetty that is south of Tamarack.

When the water temp is over 62 degrees we have a group 5-15 Master swimmers who do this long swim. We swim most days of the week the Master Swim programs at local pools are closed.

We all swim an "Ocean Mile" in 21- 25 minutes (or comparing to swimming in a masters workout in a pool we typically swim in the 1:15/1:20 interval lanes.) Some swimmers who are a little slower join us WITH FINS.

We swim together for safety and also this is not a sprint, but a long steady swim.

Please confirm to Steve by Text at[masked] to make sure when the swims are scheduled.

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Moonlight Sunset Swim

Moonlight State Beach

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