Miami, Florida –In this weekend’s 8-mile open water swimming competition in the Florida Keys, more than 460 people participated to benefit the Alligator Reef Lighthouse.
The top individual swimmer was 29-year-old, Tampa’s Connor Signorin. He turned in a time of 3 hours, 5 minutes, and 37 seconds.
A 41-year-old Brooke Bennett, of Clearwater, was the top female swimmer with a time of 3:19:20.
Tim Shead, Harold Wagner, Serge Wenzel and Ann Kilpatrick posted a time of 3:34:42. The winning four-person team was a mixed relay of male and female competitors from Fort Lauderdale.
Athletes swam to Alligator Reef Lighthouse off Islamorada, rounded the beacon and came back to the start and finish points at Amara Cay Resort.
The aim of the annual race was to raise awareness about the need to preserve the almost 150-year-old Alligator Lighthouse and five other aging lighthouses off the Florida Keys.