MIAMI (CBSMiami) – More than 460 people participated in this weekend’s 8-mile open water swimming competition in the Florida Keys to benefit the Alligator Reef Lighthouse.

Tampa’s Connor Signorin, 29, was the top individual swimmer. He turned in a time of 3 hours, 5 minutes, and 37 seconds.

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Brooke Bennett, 41, of Clearwater, was the top female swimmer with a time of 3:19:20.

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The winning four-person team was a mixed relay of male and female competitors from Fort Lauderdale. Tim Shead, Harold Wagner, Serge Wenzel and Ann Kilpatrick posted a time of 3:34:42.

Athletes swam to Alligator Reef Lighthouse off Islamorada, rounded the beacon and came back to the start and finish points at Amara Cay Resort.

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The annual race aims to raise awareness about the need to preserve the almost 150-year-old Alligator Lighthouse and five other aging lighthouses off the Florida Keys.