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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.