Bill Welzien 


Saturday June 23, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT

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Smathers Beach
Key West, FL

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36th Annual Swim Around Key West (12.5 Miles)
June 23, 2012
Smathers Beach Start/Finish
First Wave Start: 10 a.m.
/ Second Wave Start: 10:30 a.m.

Apply for the Solo Swim

ATTENTION RELAY TEAMS: Please have information about ALL team members available (name, address, phone, birthdate, etc.). You MUST include all participants when applying online.

Apply for the Two-Person Relay

Apply for the Three-Person Relay

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Annual Swim Around Key West, a 12.5-mile endurance swim clockwise around the entire island of Key West. This is the 36th swimming of our event, started by founder Anna Fugina in 1977. That first swim took 12 hours, 59 minutes; today's record is 3:31:28 set by Gabe Lindsey in 1999. The Annual Swim Around Key West is an independent and insured swim, permitted by the U.S. Coast Guard.

We have three categories:
Solo Swimmer (12.5 miles): $140 before Feb. 1, 2012
Two-Person Relay (6 miles each, consecutively): $250 before Feb. 1, 2012
Three-Person Relay (4 miles each, consecutively): $325 before Feb. 1, 2012

Add $10 to each category after Feb. 1, and add $20 to each category after April 15. The deadline for all applications to be recieved is May 18, 2012.

Each Category will be capped at the following numbers:
Solo Swimmer: 85
Two-Person Relay: 10 teams
Three-Person Relay: 25 teams

Pre-race registration will take place on Friday, June 22, from 3:00 - 5:45 p.m. at the Lexington Hotel, 3850 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West. Please plan to attend a mandatory pre-race meeting at 6 p.m. following registration.

For more information about the 36th Annual Swim Around Key West, visit our website at We look forward to seeing you on June 22nd and June 23rd!

Online Application Help

If you have any questions or problems regarding your online application or payment, please email