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.READ MORE: ‘Treating Those Immigrants Like Dogs’: North Miami Mayor Sickened By Images Of Border Patrol Agents Using Whips To Corral Haitian Immigrants
Brooke Bennett, 41, of Clearwater, was the top female swimmer with a time of 3:19:20.READ MORE: ‘Such A Demonic Spirit’: 70-Year-Old Man Stabbed In Random Attack At Miramar Plaza
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.MORE NEWS: Florida Cabinet Approves 13-Mile Extension Of Dolphin Expressway
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.