Swim Around Key West

Join the annual 12.5 endurance swimming competition around Key West!

Waterfront of Key West, FL

Swim Around Key West

Mark your calendars! The new date of June 1, 2019, has been approved.
You can start putting your applications for the 43rd Annual Swim Around Key West on February 1, 2019.

Join the 43rd annual Swim Around Key West. Every year, Key West is host to the Swim Around Key West, a 12.5 mile endurance swimming race. Every June hundreds of hopefuls descend upon Key West to compete against the best swimmers and against themselves. It really is an endurance swim. From hardened athletes to adventurous novices, the race entices all sorts of competitors.

The race, which will take swimmers around the island of Key West, was begun in 1977 as one woman’s test of her ability to swim around the island of Key West. Now, it’s an annual event with people coming from all over the world to particpate. There are three categories: solo swimmers, two-person relay, three-person relay. Try to beat the fastest time (3:31:28), set in 1999, and win $1,000!

The race will be held on June 1, 2019. For more information, please visit the Swim Around Key West website.