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, and many disappointed potential swimmer/fundraisers, we have created the “Virtual Frogman Challenge”. For $25, on an honor system, swimmers can raise funds and receive a t-shirt, knowing their efforts are directly contributing to our overall mission.
The Foundation/Swim is looking for individuals and swim team partners that are interested in combining swimming with community service to join us and support the Navy SEAL Foundation.
You can find more information about this event at www.virtualfrogmanchallenge.com and inquiries can be sent to [email protected]
Swimming news courtesy of The Virtual Frogman Challenge, a Navy SEAL Foundation Event.