Race Information

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

The 47th Annual Swim Around Key West
Presented by: Anna Fugina

Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023

Time: 6:00 am

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

Saturday June 2, 2023
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 3, 2023: on the beach after the swim (around 3:30 p.m.)

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

Our event open water swim. It is tied to the tides. This is why the dates and starting times change from year to year. This year  the swim start time is early because we have to go with the incoming and outgoing tides around the island. On June 3, 2023 at Key West Harbor the high tide is at 9:23 a.m., 1.98 ft., sunrise 6:37 a.m., full moon on June 4, 2023. These are excellent conditions for the swimmers to 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 – capped at 100 swimmers.   2-person relay team – capped at 10 teams.  3-person relay team – capped at 10 teams.

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 who will attempt to find a kayaker for you.  Please keep in mind that support kayakers will require a minimum financial remuneration of at least $150 to offset their accommodations expenses.

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, 2023

The Annual Swim Around Key West has chosen to donate any profit after all the bills are paid to the Lighthouse Runaway Shelter.

Train well!

Anna Fugina, Organizer (on behalf of the Committee)

(941) 286-2722

(941) 268-1885