The success of the original Tampa Bay Frogman Swim in Florida has led to nationwide donations for the Navy SEAL Foundation and the creation of a coastal sister swim in San Francisco Bay, called the Golden Gate Frogman Swim.
While the Tampa Bay edition raised over US$650,000 this year, the Golden Gate Frogman Swim, held on July 29th is the West Coast version of the Frogman Swim Series.
94% of proceeds from the Golden Gate Frogman Swim are donated to the Navy SEAL Foundation that provides support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families.
“We’ve come a long way since that first cold January morning in 2010 [in the inaugural Frogman Swim,” said participant retired Navy SEAL captain John Doolittle. “It’s a humbling experience to be part of an event that revolves around supporting Gold Star Family members, the families of our fallen warriors. On Saturday night, we had a dinner where the memories and spirits of their sons, husbands, brothers, fathers, nephews, and uncles alive.”
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