Bill Welzien


Saturday June 24, 2017
Start: 7:15 a.m. (first wave);
7:45 a.m. (second wave)

Pre-race Registration:
Friday, June 23, 2017
3-5:45 p.m.
Mandatory Pre-Race Meeting:
6 p.m.
Smathers Beach
Key West, FL 33040

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

41st Annual Swim Around Key West (12.5 Miles)
June 24, 2017
Smathers Beach Start/Finish
First Wave Start: 7:15 a.m.
/ Second Wave Start: 7:45 a.m.

Apply for the Solo Swim

*NOTE: We have reached our registration limit for the SOLO division. This event is now closed.

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 41st 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): $165 before April 1, 2017
Two-Person Relay (6 miles each, consecutively): $300 before April 1, 2017
Three-Person Relay (4 miles each, consecutively): $420 before April 1, 2017

Prices increase on April 1 and again on May 1. The deadline for applying is May 26, 2017.

Each Category will be capped at the following numbers:
Solo Swimmer: 110
Two-Person Relay: 15 teams
Three-Person Relay: 25 teams

Pre-race registration will take place on Friday, June 23, from 3:00 - 5:45 p.m. at Smathers Beach. Please plan to attend a mandatory pre-race meeting in the tent at 6 p.m. following registration.

For more information about the 41st Annual Swim Around Key West, visit our website at We look forward to seeing you on June 23-24!

Online Application Help

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