FKCC hosts the safety Open Water 12.5 Swim around Key West beginning at Bertha Street boat ramp. Swimmers will swim toward the Key West Harbor, through Fleming Key Channel, around Sigsbee toward Cow Key Bridge and back toward the Atlantic Ocean back to Bertha Street for the finish. Every swimmer must have a support kayak or boat with them at all times.
Fl Keys Community College has been involved with this race since 1996 as well as all aspects of competive swimming on the island. Safety is foremost with lifeguard and boat rescue crews located throughout the course. This is the original Swim Around Key West. Please see our website for addtional information about pre-race pick up and parties. www.fkccswimaroundkeywest.com