Where? The location of the Event is the Culver City Plunge – 4175 Overland Avenue, Culver City CA 90230
Please respect Culver City Residents and park in the pool’s parking lot instead of local streets!
Who can participate? This event is open to everyone. Children under 15 years of age need parental permission but are invited to participate.
What is the registration cost?
The event is broken up into 30 minute swim STAGES.
• One stage – $30
• Two Stages – $40
• Three Stages – $50
• Four to Six Stages – $70
• 100% of Proceeds will assist in paying for free swim lessons for children in underserved neighborhoods. (All event expenses paid by LA Tri Club and our generous sponsors)
If I can’t make it, can I still contribute to this great event? Yes, please help the kids. You can go to our registration and simply donate any dollar amount. You can also write a check to ‘Coast to Coast Swim Challenge’ to hand in at the event check in, or mail to: Coast 2 Coast Swim Challenge, 1659 11th Street Suite 201 Santa Monica, CA 90404
Can you contribute more than race entry fee? Yes, PLEASE! All proceeds will fund a children’s swim safety instruction program. So, YES, please give more! If you do donate more, enter the amount in the appropriate box on our registration page, or write a check to: Coast 2 Coast Swim Challenge and bring with you to the event.
If I’m unable to attend, can I get a refund? N0 refunds will be permitted once you have signed up, we apologize.
What if I am not a fast swimmer? That’s okay! This isn’t a race. Lanes will be set up for Slow, Average and Fast swimmers. Simply elect your speed during the registration process. We will have people on the swim deck to help you switch lanes if you are not at matching pace with others in your lane
How fast should you swim? That is up to you. You’ll want to swim at a steady, even pace from start to finish. You will be a lot more comfortable and so will your lane mates when you keep a solid pace. That means DON’T go out too fast during the first five minutes.
How will I know how much time has elapsed? We will have big Digital Pace Clocks at both sides of the pools. You can easily see their 12 inch bright red numbers.
How will you organize the lane and the start? That will be just like a swim workout. Someone has to swim first, second, third, and so on. To determine who swims first, discuss this with your lane mates behind the blocks. Introduce yourselves! This should be a great day for meeting new friends. Remember to take it easy the first five minutes. There is NO DIVING. Enter the pool feet first, slow and eas
Any equipment allowed? Yes, swim equipment is permitted – including swim pull buoys.
What do I do when I complete my Stage(s)? Keep track of the number of laps you swim. A lap is 25 yards – the distance from one side of the pool to the other side, not a round trip of 50 yards unless you are doing the long course and that will be 50 yards per length. When you complete the long course, multiply your lengths x2 and report that. At the end of your stage, report the number of laps you completed to the tracking table.
What if I am doing a second stage? Just keep going.
Where do I go when I’ve completed my swim? Check again and make sure your laps were recorded. You can take a shower if you like. Retrieve your swim bags and towel from the “Bag Check” area. Please take everything with you to make room for subsequent stages. It could get crowded, so be neat and polite. Please exit out to the Expo area and not through the pool building lobby. Visit our sponsors in the Expo area.
Where can I park? If you are driving, parking is available in the parking lot on Culver Blvd. (600 spaces!) Please respect Culver City residents by using the lot instead of local streets.
Will there be food available? Athletes will be provided with snacks and hydration by our amazing sponsors.
Please enter your “stage” time desired and estimated swim speed below:
Most swimmers will elect to sign up for 1, 2 or 3 half hour swim “stages”. You can sign up at anytime for this, provided a time slot is open.
First, determine what time of day you want to swim. Then enter the estimated speed (Slow, Average or Fast) that you will complete a 50 yard lap. If your desired time of day is already closed (full), please choose another time. Remember from 6am-9:30am, the pool will be set up as a long course or 50 yards per length, then reversed to 25 yards per length at 10am.
The pool lanes will be organized with swimmers of similar speeds. Therefore we need you to tell us your speed. From the chart below, determine your speed based on the amount of time that it takes you to comfortably swim 50 yards in a pool. If you’re unsure of your time, choose “Slow” and we will move you to a different lane if you are quicker than you thought.
Fast - complete a 50 yard lap in less than 00:50 seconds
Average - complete a 50 yard lap between 00:50 – 00:59 seconds Slower - complete a 50 yard lap in 1:00 minute or more
Remember, this is not a race, it is a fundraiser!