We’re always up for an adventure…especially if it involves having fun with our SLAP teammates! Fitness and fun activities are the cherry on top! We’ve done workouts in the cool spring waters of Central Florida…kayaked the beautiful rivers…organized group bike rides to fun destinations…had swim training in the Gulf…and so much more. Stay tuned for the next adventures with the #SLAPPERS!
**Even better…if you have a SLAP TEAM ADVENTURE IDEA…contact us and we’ll work out the details!**
The Swim for Alligator Lighthouse Open Water swim is an annual 8-mile event in the Florida Keys.
The event will be held on September 11, 2021 from Islamorada Key…registration is still open for individuals and relays HERE.
We have 4+ relay teams and 4+ individual SLAPPERS that will be competing in the event this year. To make sure that everyone participating is adequately prepared for the long swim, we have scheduled 6 group training sessions at different open water locations throughout Central Florida.
- You do NOT have to be participating in the Alligator event to participate in these training sessions!
- These swims are FREE, there will be no coaching, SLAP will provide the location and source a volunteer kayaker when needed.
- Always show your appreciation for the volunteer kayakers!
- No registration/sign up is needed for the training swims…however YOUR punctual arrival will make sure that you are swimming WITH the group rather than solo.
- REQUIREMENTS for all swims: a bright green cap & a safer-swimmer-buoy.
July 3 – Lucky’s Lake Swim (click here for driving directions) (in Orlando) with a 7:45a swim start time (schedule your arrival at 7:30a to park and be ready to start). Many of the SLAPPERS are familiar with this location and can show the first-timers all the ropes (including signing the wall and getting an “I Survived” photo afterwards. Facebook info HERE; Website info HERE.
July 18 – KP Hole Park on Rainbow River (in Dunnellon) with an 8:15a swim start (please schedule your arrival for 7:45a to get in like for the park…spots are limited in the summer!). Daily user fee of $5.00 per person for paddlers, swimmers and picnickers.
The KP Hole Park’s restrooms and changing rooms are the best. Even though the Rainbow River is low and slow at the moment, swimming north from KP Hole is difficult. I recommend swim fins for B & C group swimmers. If you have volunteers to paddle with you, you can remove your fins to return downstream to KP Hole. It’s approximately 1.5 miles from KP Hole to the border of Rainbow Springs State Park. Except for a designated area at the head springs, swimming in the State Park is not permitted.