Daiquiri Deck Tropical Splash Open Water Swim

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The Daiquiri Deck Tropical Splash Open Water Swim is an annual open water swimming competition hosted by the Sarasota YMCA Sharks Masters in October at the Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota, Florida. It is a sanctioned U.S. Masters Swimming and USA Swimming event.

Event Directors

Rick Walker and David Miner


Siesta Key Beach is a gorgeous barrier island adjacent to Sarasota, Siesta Key Beach was ranked the #1 beach in the United States in 2011 with world-class dining and shopping along with outstanding accommodations.


1 km (1 length), 2.5 km (1 loop), and 5 km (2 loops)


All participants will be provided with a swim cap which must be worn during the race. Wetsuits are not permitted.

Water Temperature

78-82 degrees Fahrenheit

Time Limit

Maximum time permitted to complete the race is 2.5 hours. Swimmers still in the water after 2.5 hours will be notified that the race is over and asked to leave the water. Results will show their time as DNF.

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