May 3, 2013, 37th Annual Swim Registration Closes in one Week!
The only division still open is the 3 person relay. There is a waiting list for the Solo and the 3
May 1, 2013, Bill becomes an IRONMAN
Last December Bill completed his first IRONMAN. Read Bills Story here,
The Graduation of Tin Foil Boy
Read about Bill's Fuel
January 15, 2013
I just learned minutes ago that the Comfort Inn will be closing for renovations. That means it
will not serve as our headquarters. We will return to the Lexington Hotel. This is the hotel
we used as our headquarters for the 35th and 36th Annual Swim Around Key West.
If you have made reservations to stay at the Comfort Inn the hotel will be in touch with you
and will transfer you to another host hotel.
A fee increase is scheduled for February 1st, 2013.
November 29, 2012
The 37th Annual Swim Around Key West is on!
Race Date June 8, 2013, Online application is up and running as well as printable info, apps
and Hotel Information.
36th Annual Swim Around Key West Race Organizer's Report
36th Annual Swim Around Key West is in the Books. Congratulations to all who swam with
us. We plan on posting next years date soon.
Thanks for joining us in Key West!
The Race is on! Final preparations are being made.
Water is great we look forward to seeing you next week!
Till then, make sure you read the important pre-race information
Pre-Race information letter.
And look here to see who's swimming.
36th Annual Swim Around Key West, Participant List
May 18, 36th Annual Swim Around Key West Registration is now closed.
85 Solo swimmers, 10, 2 person Teams. 20, 3 person teams. Registered!
Sign up now to join in this great event as a Kayaker for a visiting swimmer
May 8, Time is short Solo division Full. Apply for Relays now!
November 14, 2011,
36th Annual Swim Around Key West Applications are out
The date of the 2012 Swim is June 23, 2012
Get information and Applications here
Register online here
Get Hotel Info here
If you need a Kayaker click here
March 1, 2011,
March Update and Kayaker info.
Greetings from Key West. I hope you are well. I wanted to take a moment and give you a brief update on the preparations for the 35th
Annual Swim Around Key West (12.5 miles) scheduled for June 4th, 2011. Earlier we announced a cap on our various categories. The
cap for the solo division is 75 and we are just under 50. As of this moment we have 27 males entered and 20 females for a total of 47. I
say this to encourage any solo swimmers not already entered to do so immediately. He who hesitates is lost!!
We still have a good amount of openings for the 2 and 3 person relays (the cap for the two person relay is 15 and the three person relay
is 20). Once the cap is reached we will close that category.
November 22, 2010
35th Annual Swim Around Key West 2011
October 1, 2010
35th Annual Swim Around Key West - News Updates
I am pleased to announce that I have heard back from the U S Coast Guard (Sector Key West) and tell you that they approved our
requested date of June 4th, 2011. We will hold our mandatory pre race meeting the evening before at 6:00PM. The swim will begin
at Smather’s Beach at 9:30AM. Bill
June 26, 2010 windy and warm swim starts on time,
111 participants, 60 Solos, 5, 2 person teams, 14, 3 person teams, Overall Winner and first female swimmer, 20 year old Abigail
Nunn, from Richmond, VA in a time of 4:17:02. First male finisher was 55 year old, Ray Peden, from New Castle, DE. in a time of 4:44:
See full results on the Results page. Photos coming soon.
October 3, 34th Annual Swim Around Key West, Gets Coast Guard Approval for 2010 Race Date. Mark your
calendars. June 26. 2010 Read information here
September 3, 2009,
Race director Bill Welzien traveled to Israel and completed a north to south swim of the Sea of Galilee
(20K) Read about it here
Bills Sea of Galilee Swim
June 6, Marcos Dias, 4:08:47 and Heather Carmargo, 5:16:53, 2009 Winners
Click here for Hotel Info Kayak and Boat info
December 27, 2008 - Bill Swims 30 swims around Key West in 30 months! Read about the 30th here.
April 21st 2007 - In other news Swim Around Key West race director Bill Welzien attempted the grueling
Swim Across Tampa Bay. Read the story.
November 4th 2006 - Bill Welzien completed his 5th of 12 swims around Key West. Read about Bill's
October 5th 2006 - Bill Welzien completed his 4th of 12 swims around Key West. Read about his swims
July 17th 2006 - 4 Time Swim around Key West champion, Bill Welzien, has decided to attempt to swim
around Key West once a month every month for the next year. Bill did the July swim last week. Read
about it here.
July 8th 2006 - Rule Change for 2007.