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Swim for Alligator Lighthouse

Sat September 7, 2024 Islamorada, FL 33036 US Directions

Events

Solo Swimmer & Support Kayaker

$250 7:45AM EDT
64 spots left. Price increases after July 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 15 - 99.

2 Person Relay

$240 7:52AM EDT
41 spots left. Price increases after July 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 15 - 99.

3 Person Relay

$230 7:54AM EDT
60 spots left. Price increases after July 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 15 - 99.

4 Person Relay

$220 8:00AM EDT
86 spots left. Price increases after July 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 15 - 99.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.swimalligatorlight.com/.

Place

80001 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada, FL US 33036

Description

“The 8-mile swim to Alligator Lighthouse is a challenge. It’s not for the faint of heart" 

How it started

When World Renowned Artist, Lighthouse Larry decided to swim, in his native town of Islamorada, to Alligator Lighthouse and back, alone and self-supported, his friends thought he was crazy. When he then said out loud “every open water swimmer should experience this,” Larry became the anchor to the Swim for Alligator Lighthouse.

The Fighting Manatee Swim Club, the Masters swim club of Islamorada, accepted the challenge to present a world class open water swim event in the Florida Keys. The Fighting Manatees presented the Inaugural Swim for Alligator Lighthouse in 2013. It’s here to stay!

Proceeds from the swim benefit the Friends of the Pool in Islamorada, providing scholarships for high school students. They also supports investments towards the preservation of Alligator Light. The Swim brings awareness to treasured Historic Lighthouses on Florida’s Coastal Waterways. Friends of the Pool is an all volunteer 501c3 organization.

Race Overview 

The Swim for Alligator Lighthouse is an 8-mile open water swim. The Swim starts at the host hotel, Amara Cay Resort. Participants swim 4 miles, circle Alligator Lighthouse, and swim 4 miles back to Amara Cay Resort.  The event is open to solo swimmers, 2 person, 3 person and 4 person teams.  Every solo or relay team requires a support kayak. Solo swimmers will need to enlist a kayaker to accompany them the entire race, while relay groups will alternate kayaking with swimming. 

Full Event Details can be found at https://www.swimalligatorlight.com/

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