The Florida ocean currents were no match for former Juneau-Douglas High School and Glacier Swim Club athletes Cody Brunette, 21, and Kristin Jones, 23, during Saturday’s 12.3-mile Swim Around Key West.
Brunette had the overall fastest time in four hours, 12 minutes and eight seconds. Jones finished in 5:16:37.
“It was pretty awesome,” Brunette said. “The middle part was pretty calm but where the Gulf and the Atlantic met was pretty wavy. I tried not to think too far ahead or how much time I had already swam. I tried to just focus on what I was doing right at that moment.”