- Associated Press - Sunday, May 18, 2014

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Long-distance swimmers are being invited to compete in an open-water swim around Key West next month.

Solo swimmers and relay teams of two to six people are eligible to compete in Florida Keys Community College’s annual Swim Around Key West on June 14. The 12.5-mile, open-water swim circumnavigates the island of Key West.

The clockwise route around the island takes swimmers through the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, and ends at the starting line at Smathers Beach. Swimmers with or without fins are eligible for the swim.