0.42-mile swim to Atsena Otie
Sharks in the Water
Cedar Key School
Our Three Goals
Money for the School
100% of net proceeds from the Cedar Key Shark Swim will go to the Cedar Key School to benefit the playground project. All funds will be managed through the Chamber of Commerce 501C3. All donations are tax-deductible.
Shark Conservation Awareness
We aim to educate the public on the vital role that sharks play in our estuary and in the entire ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico.
Presentations from the University of Florida and other educational opportunities will be available.
Building A Legacy Community Event
We aim to make the Cedar Key Shark Swim a yearly cultural event that will evolve into a full-blown Cedar Key Shark Week-- a time for costumes and floats and silly fellowship that strengthens the community bonds that mean so much to us on the island.
How Does It Work?
The swim departs the sand spit in front the Beachfront Motel at low tide as the tide is coming in. This creates a roughly 0.42-mile distance, about a third of which can be waded. Clam boats will line the course to offer rest stops for those who need breaks along the way.
The U.S. Coast Guard and FWC will provide additional safety resources. Ferry rides back to town will be provided.
Floaties, rafts, whacky inflatables, and any other non-powered accessories are encouraged!