Bill Welzien


Saturday July 2, 2022
Start: 9:20 a.m. (first wave);
9:50 a.m. (second wave)

Pre-race Registration & Meeting:
Saturday, July 1, 2022
Location TBD

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

46th Annual Swim Around Key West (12.5 Miles)
July 2, 2022
Smathers Beach Start/Finish
First Wave Start: 9:20 a.m.
/ Second Wave Start: 9:50 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 46th 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, recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard.

We have three categories:
Solo Swimmer (12.5 miles): $180
Two-Person Relay (6 miles each, consecutively): $330
Three-Person Relay (4 miles each, consecutively): $450

The deadline for applying is June 1, 2022.

Each Category will be capped at the following numbers:
Solo Swimmer: 70
Two-Person Relay: 10 teams
Three-Person Relay: 10 teams

Pre-race registration and pre-race meeting on Friday, July 1, 2022, location TBD.

For more information about the 46th Annual Swim Around Key West, visit our website at We look forward to seeing you on July 1-2!