"never leave a man behind"

Tampa Bay Frogman Swim presented by KillCliff

The 2015 Tampa Bay Frogman Swim will be held on January 11th!  Thanks to all who registered, the event sold out in a record 33 minutes!!  For those who weren’t able to register but would still like to support, please consider volunteering, kayaking, participating in our Virtual Frogman Challenge or donating.  Thank you for the overwhelming support!
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Charity Navigator announced that the Navy SEAL Foundation had earned their coveted four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator, highlights the fine work of efficient, ethical and open charities. The Foundation has also been certified by Charities of America as a “Best in America” charity. Ninety-five cents of every dollar spent by the Navy SEAL Foundation directly supports its mission, programs and services.Highest-Rated Charities in America ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

***We welcome Kill Cliff endurance and recovery drink as a Foundation Level sponsor*** 


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Excerpts from an email by a participant…

The third annual Tampa Bay Frogman swim was held yesterday. I have to admit that it took being here to fully appreciate what the event was really about. It was easy to get caught up in the swimming part of the event – some swimming superstars participated. I was fortunate to meet Olympian Brooke Bennett and Craig Lenning, who has accomplished the Swimming Triple Crown. But the day and event wasn’t about the swimming.

I know that I can’t express what the event was really about. Somewhere between the Opening Ceremony, where they read aloud the names of SEALs who died in service to our country, and the Closing Ceremony, where they talked about the incredible sacrifices made by some SEALs and the hope of those over coming serious injury, I lost count of the number of times my eyes welled up and I realized the event had nothing to do with swimming.

Anthony McCarley
2012/2013 TB Frogman finisher and Swimming Triple Crown finisher (2014)
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6th annual Tampa Bay Frogman Swim

5k Open Water Swim and Fundraiser
January 11, 2015

On January 3rd, 2010 with less than 3 weeks notice, over 100 people gathered at Gandy Beach to swim and support, raising over $30,000 for a severely injured active duty Navy SEAL.  The swim has evolved into an annual event that has been formally named the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim and is now an official Navy SEAL Foundation fundraising event.

 

OUR MISSION

The goal of the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim is to build national awareness of the Naval Special Warfare community and support the Navy SEAL Foundation whose mission is to provide immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families.

Come swim with the Navy SEALs and help us “never leave a man behind”

Event Stewardship

Kurt Ott
Rory O’Connor (SEAL)
Terry Tomalin
CDR Dan O’Shea, USNR (SEAL)

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SPONSORS Woody Creek Distillers