The 2015 La Jolla Rough Water Swim went off under ideal conditions on Sunday – warm, calm water under tropically warm skies off the San Diego coast. This is one of the oldest open water swimming races in the country and attracts participants from around the globe. The event features a series of races throughout the day for age group to masters level swimmers. The day culminates with the famed “Gatorman” swim; a three mile round trip swim from the La Jolla Cove to the Scripp’s Institute of Oceanography pier.
Demonstrating that ages is merely a number, 45 year old Alex Kostich (a 1991 Pan American Game’s gold medalist) dominated the Gatorman from start to finish in a time of 58:24.
Our photographer Mike Lewis was on hand and brings these images from the race.