Bill Welzien


Saturday June 8, 2013
Start: 7:30 a.m. (first wave);
8:00 a.m. (second wave)

Pre-race Registration:
Friday, June 7, 2013
3-5:45 p.m.
Mandatory Pre-Race Meeting:
6 p.m.
Lexington Hotel
3850 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Key West, FL 33040

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Smathers Beach
Key West, FL
Start/Finish at Smathers Beach


37th Annual Swim Around Key West (12.5 Miles)
June 8, 2013
Smathers Beach Start/Finish
First Wave Start: 7:30 a.m.
/ Second Wave Start: 8:00 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 37th 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): $150 before Feb. 1, 2013
Two-Person Relay (6 miles each, consecutively): $275 before Feb. 1, 2013
Three-Person Relay (4 miles each, consecutively): $375 before Feb. 1, 2013

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 10, 2013.

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 7, 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 37th Annual Swim Around Key West, visit our website at We look forward to seeing you on June 7th and June 8th!

Online Application Help

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