To do it, they wore aquatic shoes they designed and created.
"Second year in a row of bragging rights," said Alex Quinones, who was the first to make it to the other side of a 175-foot lake on campus in record time - just over a minute. Quinones, who wore oversized boat-like shoes, also won last year and will receive $500.
The secret, he said, is in the legs.
"The shoes is part of it, but if you don't have the legs then you're not going anywhere," he said.
Students had to wear the aquatic shoes and make it across the lake in order to earn an "A'' on the assignment for Architecture Professor Jaime Canaves' Materials and Methods Construction Class.
The annual race, titled "Walk on Water," is an assignment required to pass Canaves' class.
Image: Carolina Rivera walks on water during a 'Walk on Water' event at Florida International University in Miami, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Students at FIU walked on water wearing water shoes they built as part of a class assignment on Thursday. Students must make it to the other side of a 175-foot lake on campus while wearing the aquatic shoes in order to get an "A'' on the assignment, and the first student to do so wins $500.