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2012 Post Race Photo

2012 Post Race Photo

On January 3rd, 2010 with less than 3 weeks notice, over 30 people gathered at Gandy Beach in St Petersburg, FL to swim across the 55 degree waters of Tampa Bay, raising over $30,000 for a severely injured active duty Navy SEAL.  The 5k point to point swim has evolved into an annual event that  is now an official Navy SEAL Foundation fundraiser which has raised well over one million dollars for the Foundation.  The Navy SEAL Foundation has earned the coveted four-star rating from Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.  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.

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 – 2012/2013/2015 TB Frogman finisher and Swimming Triple Crown finisher (2014)

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Swim portion of event cancelled due to dangerous conditions

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OW Swim Clinic with Brooke Bennett

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Volunteer Registration

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