Tampa Bay Frogman Swim: Sold Out In 20 Minutes
Courtesy of WOWSA, Tampa Bay, Florida.
Among the highest grossing charity swims in the world is the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim in Florida that annually exceeded over US$500,000 in donations* for the Navy SEAL Foundation.
Race directors Rory O’Connor and Kurt Ott knows they will be very busy today. “Our registration opened at 7 am EST this morning: see here. Swimmers can register at www.tampabayfrogman.com. The event date is January 12th 2020.
Help us never leave a man behind. The Tampa Bay Frogman Swim is a 5 km open water swim and fundraiser that supports the Navy SEAL Foundation, a 501(c)(3) with a coveted four star rating by Charity Navigator. 100% of net proceeds go directly to support the mission of the NSF. While US$2,000 is the ideal fundraising goal per swimmer, the majority of swimmers raise over that amount, many raise much more.
If you continue on with registration, we ask that you bring that same effort of fundraising commitment as you could be taking the slot of a swimmer who has every intention of meeting or vastly 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. THIS IS MORE THAN JUST A SWIM.
Fundraising can be done via the imATHLETE fundraising page, Crowdrise, collecting donations personally or through the “Donate” button on www.tampabayfrogman.com. Our Fundraising Director will contact all swimmers after registration.
Please visit www.navysealfoundation.org to learn more more about this very special cause.”
UPDATE: The Tampa Bay Frogman Swim sold out in less than 20 minutes.
* The world’s 15 highest grossing open water charity swims:
1. 2015 Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge – US$2,010,000
2. 2011 Swim Across America Long Island Sound – US$1,245,000
3. 2013 Nighttrain228 – US$1,200,000
4. 2012 Swim Across America Long Island Sound – US$1,118,000
5. 2014 Swim Across America Long Island Sound – US$1,105,000
6. 2005 Swim Across America Long Island Sound – US$1,067,000
7. 2006 Swim Across America Long Island Sound – US$1,065,000
8. 2010 Swim Across America Long Island Sound – US$1,038,000
9. 2007 Swim Across America Long Island Sound – US$1,032,000
10. 2013 Swim Across America Long Island Sound – US$986,000
11. 2004 Swim Across America Long Island Sound – US$936,000
12. 2008 Swim Across America Long Island Sound – US$917,000
13. 2015 Tampa Bay Frogman Swim – US$500,000+
14. 2015 Mighty Mac Swim – US$432,000
15. 2016 A Long Swim – US$320,000+
For updates, see the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim’s Facebook page here.
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