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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Tampa Bay Frogman Grows In The Extreme

"We are three weeks out from our 4th annual event to support the Navy SEAL Foundation and are on track to surpass last year’s fundraising total over these next couple of days," announced Kurt Ott of the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim.

The 5 km swim on January 13th from Gandy Beach in St. Petersburg to Picnic Island across Tampa Bay in Florida will be held in water as low as 58ºF (14ºC). "We encourage you to stay committed to your plan and continue to acclimate to the potential for a cold morning on January 13th. During our first year, we had an air temperature of 37ºF (2ºC) with water that dipped under 55ºF (13ºC).

The primary focus of our event is to raise awareness and money for the fallen, the severely injured and their families. Completing the swim in an environment that simulates the cold water conditions that SEALs endure pays respects by remembering “life is about extremes”.

Life is about extremes is the mantra of our first year’s focus on injured Navy SEAL Lt. Dan Cnossen. December has been a tough month - we have lost a SEAL each week. Please remember the ultimate sacrifice our warriors and their families have paid. We ask you to take this opportunity to honor their memory and use this as fuel to propel you across Tampa Bay
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SO1 Nicholas Checque
SO1 Kevin Ebbert
SO1 Patrick Feeks
LT Thomas Fouke
SO2 Matthew Kantor
GM2 Dion Roberts
SO2 David Warsen
CDR Job Price
Glen Doherty - Veteran, Libya
Ty Woods - Veteran, Libya

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