Swim Around Fort De Soto
The 2nd Annual, Swim Around Fort De Soto 10K+ Open Water Swim
When: Saturday October 28, 2017
Where: Fort De Soto Park, St. Petersburg, FL
This is a 10K+ (6.5 mile) open water swim race around three sides of the beautiful park and island chain of Fort De Soto. Each solo swimmer will have a pilot (kayak escort) to provide safety, navigation, and nutrition to the swimmer. Swimmers can enter as a solo swimmer, 2-person relay, or 3-person relay. Relay teams must take turns swimming and paddling, meaning that each person swims a portion of the race and paddles the kayak a portion of the race. Relay swimmers cannot have a dedicated pilot!
The course starts at the Fort De Soto Boat Ramp and heads west through Bunces Pass and into the Gulf of Mexico. The course then turns south along the island passing beautiful white sand beaches to the pier and around the point of the island. The course then heads east along more white sand beaches finishing at Shelter #14 in Fort De Soto Park. Learn more here.