The 4th Annual Swim For Alligator Lighthouse


The 4th Annual Swim For Alligator Lighthouse returns Saturday September 17 at the Moorings Resort and Spa where over 200 swimmers from all over the world will compete in one of Open Water Swimming’s most difficult challenges: a 9 mile open ocean swim through some of the most beautiful waters that the Florida Keys has to offer. The challenge not only comes with duration of the swim, some participants taking 8 hours to complete the feat, but also multiple tidal changes, several weather changes, current changes, an opportunity to see some interesting flora and fauna.

The swim not only challenges individual swimmers, it brings out camaraderie and an amazing escape for the family for an entire weekend of festivities. Two person and Four Person teams also get the opportunity to compete in the 9 mile swim. Registration and information is available online at

The Swim For Alligator Lighthouse benefits the Friends of the Pool, a Florida Non-Profit Organization committed to providing athletic opportunities to student athletes from the Florida Keys.


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About Swim For Alligator Lighthouse:

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. While tempted, at times, to throw the anchor overboard, the Fighting Manatees presented the Inaugural Swim for Alligator Lighthouse in 2013. It’s here to stay!

The above Press Release was submitted to Swimming World by our Partners at Swim For Alligator Lighthouse.

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Allen Len
Allen Len
8 years ago

This looks like a great open H2O swim, love the Florida Keys. John English?

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