Sep 13, 2021 - News
Tampa Bay makes a big splash in the Keys' Swim for Alligator Lighthouse
The Alligator Reef Lighthouse. Photo: Brenda Altmeier/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Tampa Bay dominated the Swim for Alligator Lighthouse over the weekend.

  • The 8-mile open-water swim in the waters of Islamorada raises college scholarship funds for Keys students interested in competitive swimming.
  • The yearly race also raises money to restore the 148-year-old Alligator Reef Lighthouse and other aging Keys lighthouses.

Our winners: Connor Signorin, 29, of Tampa, beat out more than 460 participants to finish in a little over three hours — 3:05:37, to be exact, per the AP.

  • Brooke Bennett, a three-time Olympic gold medalist from Clearwater, finished as the top woman at 3:19:20.
  • Andrew Lashlee and Robert Skaggs of Tampa were the fastest in the two-person relay division at 4:03:58.

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