Open water swimmers
Courtesy of: USA Today Sports
LA JOLLA, California, May 10. THE La Jolla Rough Water Swim will not be held this September, according to a report from the Daily News of Open Water Swimming.

This will mark the first time since 1959 that the event will not be held, and the fourth-ever cancellation of the event. This year, the cove is undergoing renovations that were scheduled to be finished before the September 7 event. But delays are forcing the popular race to be called off. The event website has already changed the date of the next race day to Sept. 13, 2015.

The race, which began in 1916, became an annual occasion in 1931. The event was first canceled in 1935 for the San Diego Exposition, in 1948 during a polio outbreak and in 1959 after a high number of sharks were sighted in the area. The La Jolla Rough Water Swim features a 1-mile race and a 3-mile race for open water swimmers of all ages, and annually features more than a thousand swimmers racing in the La Jolla Cove.


Daily News of Open Water Swimming article