The Tampa Bay Frogman Swim traces its roots to raising funds and awareness for a SEAL officer severely injured in September 2009 while serving in Afghanistan. Since the inaugural January 2010 event, we’ve grown from raising $34,000 with 39 swimmers, as many kayakers, and 30 onlookers to a professionally set course with over 150 swimmers, 150 kayakers and hundreds of spectators covered by local TV and various media. In January 2013, the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim, now an official event of the Navy SEAL Foundation, raised over $250,000.
In response to our registration filling in less than five hours for the 2014 event we have created the “Virtual Frogman Challenge”. For $25, on an honor system, swimmers can raise funds and receive a t-shirt.
The Lucky’s Lake Frogman team from the Orlando, Florida area is leading the team fund raising competition. They have planned a 5K event for December 6th and one member of the team has recently completed a 10K at the Lucky’s Lake venue in commemoration of Veteran’s Day on November 11th.
More information about this event www.virtualfrogmanchallenge.com
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Swimming News is courtesy of the Virtual Frogman Challenge.