Tampa Bay Frogman Swim


Tampa Bay Frogman Swim – 3.4  mile Open Water Swim and Fundraiser in support of the Navy SEAL Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non profit ranked by Charity Navigator as one of the top charities in the nation.

Sunday, January 19, 2025  Gandy Beach, St Petersburg to American Legion Post 138, Tampa.


General registration opens August 6 in honor of the Extortion 17 heroes at 7am EDT.  Charity registration opens June 28 in honor of the Operation Redwings heroes. There are absolutely no refunds for this event as this event is a fundraiser with 100% of the net proceeds going to the Navy SEAL Foundation.

Registration fee is $190

Please visit Enmotive to register.  Please register early as we are limiting the field to 150 swimmers and the event typically fills in 15 minutes.

A limited number of $2500 charity slots will be available, registration for these slots will open June 28 in honor of the heroes of Operation Red Wings.  The price of the charity slots will increase after August 6.


Homewood Suites by Hilton  is providing discounted 1BR suites w/full kitchen, race day shuttle service, complimentary breakfast, complimentary grocery delivery and more.  Use group/convention code TFS.

TIME LINE- Subject to change

0430 Stage start area
0600 Race start area/parking open at Gandy Beach.
0600 Swimmer/Kayaker check in
0715 Check in closes
0715-0730 Swimmer & Kayaker Brief
0730-0735 Group photo of swimmers
0735-0745  Jump
0745 Navy ROTC Post/Opening Ceremony (reading of names of KIA/KIT)
00750 National Anthem/Colors

0755-0805 Mandatory swimmer/kayaker meet up in the kayak corral

0810 Platoon Wave starts

0820 Wave 1 start
0825 Wave 2 start-Honor Wave
0830 Wave 3 start
0835Wave 4 start
00840 Wave 5 start
00845 Wave 6 start
1130 Swim Course closes
1200 After Race Party & Awards Ceremony at the American Legion


As this is a charity event to benefit the families of wounded or fallen Navy SEALs, swimmers are required to participate in fundraising. While $2000 is the ideal fundraising goal per swimmer, we appreciate the best efforts of our participants in helping us reach this year’s total fundraising goal of $1,300,000.  Before registering, we ask that you please consider your ability to meet that dollar amount as you may be taking the slot of a swimmer who has every intention of meeting or exceeding that goal.  If you’re registering just to set a PR or check off a bucket list item, this may not be the swim for you. Please remember, this is more than just a swim. Fundraising can be done via your Enmotive fundraising page,  collecting donations personally or through the “Donate” button on our home page. Please visit www.navysealfoundation.org to learn more about this very special cause.


All swimmers will receive an American made event t-shirt and hoody designed by Navy SEAL owned Industry Threadworks and upon finishing will be awarded a TB Frogman coin presented by a Gold Star family member.  Afterwards, everyone is invited to celebrate at the post race party.  Hula Bay is currently closed for renovation, so the part will be at the American Legion finish area. The party will feature a buffet lunch, Terry Tomalin’s Frog Grog provided by 3Daughters Brewing, the awards ceremony and a raffle with some awesome prizes.  Guests can purchase an entry wristband (covers food/beer) for $30 at the finish area.


The Frogman Swim, a 3.4-mile open water event, may be challenging for even seasoned swimmers, therefore it is recommended that swimmers possess some degree of open water experience or, at the very least, competitive long distance pool experience.  To ensure the safety of the swimmers, the event committee will reserve the right to review the swimming experience of each participant and possibly deny registration to the event if safety concerns exist; or some swimmers may be asked to furnish a letter from a sanctioned swim team or masters coach attesting to their ability to complete such an arduous openwater event.


The water temperature of Tampa Bay is usually between 53-63 degrees in January, and as a result, wetsuits are mandatory. Exceptions, i.e., swimmers training for the English Channel, etc., will be made on case by case basis at the race director’s discretion prior to the event.