Extreme Swim Around Florida Keys Lighthouse

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    When Renowned Artist, Lighthouse Larry decided to swim to Alligator Lighthouse and back alone his friends thought he was crazy. It’s an 8 mile long annual swimming event in Islamorada, in the Florida Keys. Now it’s everyone’s turn to try. You can try and swim it alone or with a group. It’s one of those things you have to do in a life time, that is if you like to swim.

    Larry Herlth: The swim for Alligator Lighthouse is open to all open water swimmers; I came up with this event to bring attention and awareness to the six off-shore lighthouses of the Florida Keys. Funds from this event actually help preserve and restore alligator lighthouse. Jonathan Strauss: You circle around the lighthouse and you come straight back, you have got an eight mile swim for the individual swimmer and then we added a team element to it which opens it up to everyone; create races that'll, number one be open to everybody, but also be challenging for the elite crowd; then you get over this beautiful white sand which the Keys are famous for and then you get to the alligator reef which you get to see really pretty rocks and corals down there. Female Speaker: The Florida Keys is just beautiful, I mean that water is clear, its not rough, look at the scenery its just gorgeous out here. Larry Herlth: Open water swimming in general lends itself to the Florida Keys. The Florida Keys we have some of the most pristine waters in the world; there is no doubt thats why this has become a Mecca for snorkelers and drivers from anywhere.