Race Information

The Swim Around Key West is 12.5 miles, clockwise around the island of Key West.

The 48th Annual Swim Around Key West
Presented by: Anna Fugina

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024

Swim Start Time: 7:45 a.m.

Start Location: Higgs Beach, 1000 Atlantic Blvd. Key West  33040

Friday June 21, 2024
All Applicants Registration: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Mandatory Pre-race Meeting: 5:00 p.m.
at Higgs Beach

Post-Race Awards and Raffle:
Saturday June 22, 2024: on the beach after the swim 4:00 p.m.

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the 48th Annual Swim Around Key West (12.5 miles). Please carefully read all of the information provided in the various sections of our website.

The open water swim is heavily reliant on the tides and weather conditions. This is why the dates and starting times change from year to year. This year the swim start time will be determined by the incoming and outgoing tides around the island. The idea is to have swimmers catch some good tide rides going through the Key West Harbor, under Fleming Key Bridge and all the way up to Sigsbee Park Marina on Dredgers Key at mile 6. When they make the turn around Dredgers Key they should be catching the outgoing tide to Cow Key Channel and under the Cow Key Channel bridge going another mile to the Atlantic Ocean, where they will swim around the corner and continue to swim the last 4 miles to the finish line.

Swim Categories:  Solo  150  2-person relay team -10   3-person relay team – 10

Swimmers are responsible for obtaining their own support kayaker and kayak.  If you are unable to find a support kayaker, you may contact David Chen at (954) 802-8322 or Anna Fugina at (941) 286-2722 who will attempt to find a kayaker for you.  Please keep in mind that support kayakers will require a minimum $200 financial remuneration offset their accommodations expenses paid directly to the kayaker.

Swimmers who have their own support kayaker but would like to rent a kayak and have it delivered to Higgs Beach on the morning of the swim with all the required supplies, paddle, life jacket, and whistle, contact either of the following rental companies.

  • Big Pine Kayak Adventures – Call or Text Bill Keogh (305) 872-7474
  • Kayak Kings of Key West – Call Justin Morency (786) 250-8498

No Waiting List: Once we cap a category, it is closed and there is no waiting list.

No Refund Policy: In the unfortunate case you need to cancel, there will be no refund of any application fees. In the unfortunate event we must cancel the swim there will be no refund of the application fees. Please don’t ask for a refund.

Registration Closes: April 24 2024

The Annual Swim Around Key West has chosen to donate any profit to the Lighthouse Runaway Shelter.

Train well!

Anna Fugina, Organizer (on behalf of the Committee)

(941) 286-2722

(941) 268-1885

2024 – 48th Annual Swim Around Key West Results