Swim Alligator Light

Register

Swim Alligator Lighthouse registration opens each year on February 1 and closes when the swim reaches 400 participants. Swimmers can register as solo, two-person or four-person relays.

Train

The 9-mile swim to Alligator Lighthouse is a challenge. It’s not for the faint of heart. This is tropical open water swimming. If you’ve never done anything like this before, you will encounter stunning (for some stinging) and beautiful marine life. Year after year, people return to conquer Alligator Light!

Prepare

Swim Alligator Light is more than an open water swim. It’s a multi-day experience in the Florida Keys. If you are traveling to Islamorada, we invite you to make plans to stay for a few days with friends and family. We call this paradise for a reason.

Notes from Lighthouse Larry and the Fighting Manatee

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, swimmers make the turn around Alligator Lighthouse off Islamorada, Fla., during the the Swim for Alligator Lighthouse open water competition Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. The 9-mile challenge on the Atlantic Ocean side of the Florida Keys island chain is being staged to create awareness of the need to preserve Alligator Lighthouse and five other aging beacons off the Keys that no longer serve as primary navigation aids for maritime traffic. The event attracted about 200 registered entrants who competed in individual, two-person and four-person divisions. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Open Water Swimmers Challenge Nature in Islamorada, FL

ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys — A Colorado man garnered top overall honors Saturday at an open water swim in the Florida Keys designed to raise awareness of the need to preserve six aging lighthouses off the subtropical island chain. Boulder’s Yoelvis Pedraza completed the 9-mile Swim for Alligator Lighthouse Saturday in 3 hours, 18 minutes and

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In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Yoelvis Pedreza plows through the Atlantic Ocean as he competes in the Swim for Alligator Lighthouse open water competition Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, off Islamorada, Fla., in the Florida Keys. Pedreza won the men's division and turned in the best time of all 195 entrants, completing the 9-mile swim in 3 hours, 35 minutes and 3 seconds. He his victory last year by almost 17 minutes. The event is being staged to create awareness of the need to preserve Alligator Lighthouse and five other aging beacons off the Florida Keys that no longer serve as primary navigation aids for maritime traffic. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2016 Swim Alligator Lighthouse

Swimmers Take to Water in Islamorada, Florida September 17, 2016 ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys, January 26, 2016 — Swim for Alligator Lighthouse positions itself as one of the most demanding and magnificent open water swims in the world. This 9-mile tropical open water swim in Islamorada, Florida hosts four hundred swimmers as they attempt the feat solo

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2014 Registration Open

Register Online Now on Active or Download Registration Alligator Lighthouse 2014 and mail it in.

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Training for Alligator Lighthouse Swim 2013

Hi, I’m Lighthouse Larry. I’m 53 years old with no big background in competitive swimming. On September 21 in Islamorada we are having the first annual swim for alligator lighthouse 8 mile open water Challenge. It is to raise awareness for our ageing lighthouses off the Florida Keys and alligator lighthouse which was built in

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