Swim Suits & Apparel

There has been some controversy over what is an acceptable suit in this swim. The Annual Swim Around Key West has chosen to adopt the following rule for swimsuits. Please read this carefully:

Costume: A swimmer may wear only one suit. Swim suits shall not cover a man’s body higher than the top of the pelvic bone or the belly button and shall not cover any part of the body below the mid-knee. Swimsuits shall not cover a woman’s body outside the shoulder-joints or above the shoulder-line and shall not cover any part of the body below mid-knee. The material of suits may consist only of cotton, lycra, nylon, polyester and spandex. Any swimmer wishing to compete in a suit constructed of other materials must apply to the Annual Swim Around Key West for permission in writing.

Silicone, nylon or latex hats are permitted.

No swimsuits extending below the mid-knee, body suits, wet suits or “skins” are allowed. No fins or snorkels are permitted. Swimmers must not touch land / ocean-bottom, or a support boat / kayak during their portion of the swim.

Please take this seriously as we take this requirement seriously. You will be disqualified if your suit does not meet this description. It is ungracious to place the Race Director in the position of disqualifying you on race day but, it can happen.