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 Jan 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 2016, the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim, now an official event of the Navy SEAL Foundation, raised over $500,000.
In response to our registration filling in minutes this past year, and many disappointed potential swimmer/fundraisers, we have created the Virtual Frogman Challenge. For $25, with a minimum fund raising effort of $250, swimmers are eligible to receive a t-shirt knowing their efforts are directly contributing to our overall mission.
We are looking for individual and swim team partners that are interested in combining swimming with community service to join us and support the Navy SEAL Foundation.