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Schedule of Events:
Friday June 17, 2016: Pre-race check : held at Florida Keys Community College pool (5901 College Road, Key West, FL 33040).
Anytime from 11am until 7pm.
Each team (one person may check in the whole team) or solo swimmer will need to check in.
Race packets will be distributed, course map shown, and rules of the event presented.
Saturday, June 18, 2016:
Check in: 6:45am-7:15am on Higgs Beach (1000 Atlantic Blvd, Key West, FL 33040)
RACE BEGINS: 7:30AM SHARP. After finishing, enjoy the sandy beach –newly renovated by Monroe County- and relax until the
Award Ceremony to be announced here.
The Florida keys Community College
Swim Around Key West
is a 12.5 mile journey around the pristine island of Key West.
The race will begin at Higgs Beach (1000 Atlantic Blvd. Key West) and head towards the southernmost point to the Key West Harbor.
The FKCC Swim Around Key West will continue through the harbor and exit under Fleming Key Bridge, through the City of Key West mooring field. around Sigsbee,
and swim to Cow Key Bridge.
Past Cow Key Bridge they will make their way around towards the Airport, pass Smathers Beach
and the White Street Pier to the finish line at Higgs Beach.
The FKCC Swim Around Key West is swum in two different oceans: The gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean.
You can see lots of aquatic life and maybe a mermaid or two.
This is a warm water swim with temperatures from 78 degrees to 84 degrees.
All safety crew boats will be flying Pirate Flags
and Lifeguards are positioned throughout the course.
You can compete in either a solo category or team categories of 2 people up to 6 person relays.
Every swimmer/team must have their own escort craft in the form of kayaks or motor boats.
OPEN WATER: 800 yd, 1 & 2 mile Swim OR Swim All Three!
KEY WEST, JUNE 13, 2015 Date and Time: Saturday, June 15,2015
Check-in at 8:00 – 8:20am, Race starts at 8:30am
Location/Course: The Atlantic Ocean in front Higgs Beach. Start in swimming area and swim around buoys and back to swimming area.
Events: Age groups: 8 & U, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 & Over
Awards: Trophies for top 4 swimmers in each age group category.
Click here for an open water map
Click here for a map of Key West
Click here for FKCC Swim Around Key West 2014 Results
Click here for FKCC Swim Around Key West 2013 Results
Click here for FKCC Swim Around Key West 2011 Results
Click here for FKCC Swim Around Key West 2010 US Master Results
Click here for FKCC Swim Around Key West 2010 US Swimming Results
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Click here for the 2015 Entry Form
Click here for FKCC Swim Around Key West 2009 Results - USA Swimming
Click here for FKCC Swim Around Key West 2009 Results - US Masters
Click here for FKCC Swim Around Key West 2008 Results
And view photos from the 2010 race!
Click here to see photos from 2009
Click here to see photos from 2008
Click here to see photos from 2007