ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys — More than 180 athletes competed in a 9-mile open-water swim Saturday off the Florida Keys.
Noah Zhang of Jupiter, Fla., emerged as the top individual swimmer at the fourth annual Alligator Lighthouse Swim in the Atlantic Ocean.
Zhang, 17, a high school senior at Oxbridge Academy, completed the swim in 3 hours and 46 minutes.
“This is the craziest race I have ever done,” Zhang said. “When I came around the lighthouse I saw two turtles and a couple of barracudas.