Founded in 1977, this historic round-the-island experience is the oldest water based competition still happening in our gorgeous island chain. The 12.5 mile endurance swim attracts participants from all over and tests their athletic ability in some of the most beautiful waters around!
Contestants can brave the elements alone or pair up in two-or-three-person relay teams to reach the finish line. The swim kicks off at Smathers Beach in 2 separate waves — 8:30am & 9:00am — and runs clockwise around the island of Key West finishing back at the starting point on Smathers Beach. Contenders are given until 4:30pm to complete the event and all swimmers are matched with a support Kayaker who guides racers and provides food, drinks, & any additional gear needed during the trek.
You can catch this spectacular event at various spots throughout the island and cheer on these incredible athletes — it is an amazing sight to see! Or join them at the finish line for awards, raffles, drinks & refreshments ON THE BEACH as the swimmers happily arrive!!
Date: Saturday, June 28th
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Location: Start & Finish at Smather’s Beach
For more information including the applicant roster, a course map, and important race details, please visit www.swimaroundkeywest.com or contact 305-394-5292.