Courtesy of Bill Welzien, 87 career swims around Key West, Florida.

Registration for the 41st Annual 12.5-mile Swim Around Key West on June 24th opens on March 1st at 8 am (New York time).

Race organizer Bill Welzien says, “We will accept applications for our hired support kayakers in March. If you have kayaked before, an email will come soon. If you are interested in helping out a swimmer by serving as a volunteer kayaker, please join our email list and choose kayaker.”

On December 29th 2016, Welzien completed his 87th circumnavigation in 6 hours 12 minutes in the typically warm waters (77.5°F/25.2°C) and steady winds (5-10 mph) around the most southern point of the state of Florida, escorted by kayaker Jeremy Smith [shown above].

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