Rough Water Swim
The Rough Water Swim is a one-mile swim around the Santa Cruz Wharf. It starts on the east side of the wharf and finishes on Cowell Beach.
The 2016 Rough Water Swim took place on July 30th.
You can see the 2016 Rough Water Swim Results here.
In 2017, the One-Mile Rough Water Swim will take place on July 29th. There will be a 9:30am check-in and an 11am start. We'll post a link to registration closer to the race date.
The Cruz Cruise Open Water Swim is a two-mile swim held in the cove in front of Cowell Beach.
In 2016, the race will was held on July 31st.
You can see the 2016 Cruz Cruise Results here.
In 2017, the Cruz Cruise will take place on July 30th. There will be a 7:30am check-in and an 8:30am start (fog-dependent). We'll post a link to registration closer to the race date.
Many of our open water swimmers gather at Cowell Beach in Santa Cruz to swim together on Sundays.
These swims are, of course, subject to weather and sea conditions.
If you're interested in joining us for these swims, ask Coach Joel when the next one is scheduled or drop us a line here.
Cowell Beach, Santa Cruz
There is limited metered parking at Cowell Beach, on the north side of the wharf. You can also pay to park on the wharf itself, or at the Boardwalk parking down the street. During the fall, winter, and spring you can park for free in the residential areas above the wharf; however, in the summer season a residential parking permit is required for these neighborhoods.