Islamorada, Florida – On Saturday, more than 400 swimmers plunged into the ocean for a special race in the Florida Keys.
Contestants from around the country competed in Swim for Alligator Lighthouse, an 8-mile open water challenge.
The race is held to raise awareness for preserving the almost 150-year-old Alligator Reef Lighthouse.
The event also raises scholarship funds for students in the Keys interested in competitive swimming.
Tampa swimmer Connor Signorin won first place for the second year in a row. He finished in 3 hours and 8 minutes.