Salty Sports Society Announces Another Successful AMI Hogfish Swim

May 31, 2024

Course changes due to weather conditions prove successful for the third stop on the 2024 Speedo SALT Series on Anna Maria Island, FL.

Fernandina Beach, Florida /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The 5th Annual Speedo SALT Series, AMI Hogfish Swim took place during challenging weather conditions leading to course changes.

Facing a westward wind direction, with gusts of up to 22 miles per hour, on Anna Maria Island, FL, Salty Sports Society staff made several course adjustments in the spirit of water safety. With course changes including swim direction, replacement of buoys, and repositioning of water safety personnel, the event took place to the thrill of all athletes.

“This weekend was the perfect example of why we prepared several contingency plans months in advance with the cooperation of Manatee County Marine Rescue officials. We have had several near perfect weather weekends during our last few races, so we were due for a test.” said Matt Dunn, Salty Sports Society Co-Founder.

This year’s event saw a 19% increase in registered swimmers as compared to the 2023 race. Thus, proving how excited endurance athletes are to get back to racing and showcases the continued growth for the sport of open water swimming.

“Successful open water swimmers are known for being adaptable and open minded. This is a perfect example of the spirit of our athletes,” Dunn stated.

The creation of a digital Athlete Guide distributed the week of the event allowed for continued distribution of event information to all registered swimmers and sponsors alike. “Many thanks go to our Series title sponsor Speedo, Sharkbanz, Divios sunscreen, Beine Wellness Building, and of course the Bradenton Area Sports Commission, Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Manatee County Ocean Rescue Division for their continued support of the AMI Hogfish Swim,” said Dunn.

Remaining 2024 Speedo SALT Series Dates:

Swim for Alligator Lighthouse, September 7, 2024

Southern Cross, December 7, 2024

To register for future Speedo SALT Series races please contact Matt Dunn at matt@saltysportssociety.com, log onto www.saltysportssociety.com, or on social media at @saltysportssociety.

About Salty Sports Society

Aquatic sports are the ultimate way to enjoy the water at its simplest. Water has the unique ability to calm, humble, and empower us. Salty Sports Society was founded with a simple mission; to craft unique open water swimming event experiences in memorable destinations.

We began by putting together a team with more than 170+ combined years of experience managing endurance sports events. We created attentive, thorough, unsurpassed water safety plans, and formed partnerships with destinations committed to showcasing and growing quality coastal lifestyles.

Our mission is simple, but our work is ever evolving. Whatever it takes to create the best events, that bring great people together, and allow them to travel, swim, and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.