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La Jolla Cove Swim Club v Sea Lions: Things may be getting back to normal says president

La Jolla Cove Swim Club v Sea Lions: Things may be getting back to normal says president

In recent years, the La Jolla Cove beach and waters have become a hotbed of community contention due to problems stemming from the burgeoning sea lion population there. La Jollans have sat through dozens of committee hearings, four “Crisis at The Cove” Town Council forums, and plowed through a 91-page City report on how to best handle the health and safety issues the sea lions have caused.

But through it all, La Jolla Cove Swim Club members continued to peacefully come together for informal swims, social gatherings, camaraderie and a collective appreciation for open-ocean swimming. There are currently more than 1,300 active members (primarily from San Diego County), and nearly 2,300...

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