Join Us for a Virtual Swim Around Galveston Island

Galveston Island is a barrier island on the Gulf Coast, about 50 miles southeast of Houston. The island is about 27 miles long and no more than three miles wide at its widest point.

Have you ever thought about circumnavigating the island? How about if you could accomplish that without encountering jellyfish, seaweed, and large vessels in the Ship Channel?

Well now you can. The Gulf LMSC is offering a virtual swim around Galveston Island beginning on October 1. You can complete your 60-mile journey in one, two or three months, by averaging 60, 30, or 20 miles each month. 

Simply email Fitness Chair, Karlene Denby, at and let her know that you’re entering the swim. Make sure to also provide your t-shirt size. Then start tracking your miles beginning on October 1. Once you have accumulated 60 miles of swimming, email her again to let her know the date that you completed your swim. It’s that simple.

All finishers will receive a t-shirt and can join us on Galveston Island sometime in January for lunch, courtesy of the Gulf LMSC. The date and details will be relayed to all entrants in December.