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2015 Alligator Reef Lighthouse Swim 05

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Yoelvis Pedreza plows through the Atlantic Ocean as he competes in the Swim for Alligator Lighthouse open water competition Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, off Islamorada, Fla., in the Florida Keys. Pedreza won the men's division and turned in the best time of all 195 entrants, completing the 9-mile swim in 3 hours, 35 minutes and 3 seconds. He his victory last year by almost 17 minutes. The event is being staged to create awareness of the need to preserve Alligator Lighthouse and five other aging beacons off the Florida Keys that no longer serve as primary navigation aids for maritime traffic. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2015 Alligator Reef Lighthouse Swim 04

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, a swimmer is escorted by a kayaker as she competes in the Swim for Alligator Lighthouse open water contest Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, off Islamorada, Fla. The 9-mile challenge on the Atlantic Ocean side of the Florida Keys island chain is being staged to create awareness of the need to preserve six aging lighthouses off the Keys that no longer serve as primary navigation aids for maritime traffic. The event attracted about 200 registered entrants who competed in individual, two-person and four-person divisions. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2015 Alligator Reef Lighthouse Swim 03

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, swimmers pass a marker buoy during the Swim for Alligator Lighthouse open water contest Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, off Islamorada, Fla. The 9-mile challenge on the Atlantic Ocean side of the Florida Keys island chain is being staged to create awareness of the need to preserve six aging lighthouses off the Keys that no longer serve as primary navigation aids for maritime traffic. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2015 Alligator Reef Lighthouse Swim 02

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, swimmers make the turn around Alligator Lighthouse off Islamorada, Fla., during the the Swim for Alligator Lighthouse open water competition Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. The 9-mile challenge on the Atlantic Ocean side of the Florida Keys island chain is being staged to create awareness of the need to preserve Alligator Lighthouse and five other aging beacons off the Keys that no longer serve as primary navigation aids for maritime traffic. The event attracted about 200 registered entrants who competed in individual, two-person and four-person divisions. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2015 Alligator Reef Lighthouse Swim 01

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, a portion of the field of about 200 registered entrants begins the Swim for Alligator Lighthouse open water contest Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, off Islamorada, Fla. The 9-mile challenge on the Atlantic Ocean side of the Florida Keys island chain is being staged to create awareness of the need to preserve six aging lighthouses off the Keys that no longer serve as primary navigation aids for maritime traffic. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2014 Alligator Reef Lighthouse Swim 02

A competitor in the Swim for Alligator Lighthouse race swims next to his support kayak Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, off Islamorada, Fla., in the Florida Keys. The eight-mile roundtrip open water swim served as a fundraiser for local student college scholarships and to create awareness for the need to preserve six aging lighthouses off the Keys island chain. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2014 Alligator Reef Lighthouse Swim 01

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, competitors in the Swim for Alligator Lighthouse race make the turn around Alligator Reef Lighthouse Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, off Islamorada, Fla., in the Florida Keys. The eight-mile roundtrip open water swim served as a fundraiser for local student college scholarships and to create awareness for the need to preserve six aging lighthouses off the Keys island chain. (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Andy Newman)

2013 Alligator Reef Lighthouse Swim 01

In this aerial photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau swimmers in the inaugural Alligator Reef Lighthouse Swim round the half-way point at Alligator Light Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, about four miles off Islamorada, Fla. The 8-mile Atlantic Ocean course off the Florida Keys has participants swimming to Alligator Reef Lighthouse and back. The event has attracted 154 swimmers and is being staged to raise awareness for the need to preserve six aging lighthouses off the Keys island chain. (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Andy Newman)