Florida Keys Community College hosts the safest Open Water 12.5 mile Swim Around Key West beginning at Higgs Beach (1000 Atlantic Blvd). Swimmers will swim toward the Key West Harbor, through Fleming Key Channel around Sigsbee toward Cow Key Bridge and around to Smathers beach toward White Street Pier and back to Higgs Beach. FKCC has been involved with this race since 1986 as well as all aspects of competivie swimming on the island. Safety is foremost with lifeguards and safety boat rescue crews located along the course.
Event details and schedule
June 9, 2017: Mandatory pre-registration for FKCC Swim Around participants and 10K participants will be held at Florida Keys Community College Pool (5901 College Road, Key West, FL 33040) anytime from 1pm to 7pm.
June 10, 2017: Higgs Beach (1000 Atlantic Blvd, Key West, FL 33040): FKCC Swim Around Key West and 10K - Check in begins at 7:30am with race start at 8:30am. Registration/Check in for 800 yard, 1 mile and 2 mile race will begin at 8:00am with race Start at 8:45am.
June 10, 2017: Awards ceremony at Higgs Beach: Open water races (800 yd, 1 mile, 2 mile)-immediately following the 2 mile event. FKCC Swim Around Key West and 10K will be at 5pm.