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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Tampa Bay Frogman Swim Cancelled Due To Weather

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Among the highest grossing charity swims in the world is the relatively new Tampa Bay Frogman Swim in Florida that may exceed over US$500,000 in donations* for the Navy SEAL Foundation this year.

But unfortunately for all those who registered for the event tomorrow, the charity swim has been cancelled due to weather conditions.

The national weather advisory has a high degree of confidence that gale force winds will occur and issued a small craft advisory. "Due to these conditions, we have cancelled the swim," announced race director Rory O'Connor.

"While it is our goal to leave no man behind, it is also our goal to conduct a reasonably safe event. All raised money will go to the Navy SEAL Foundation as we've always done. We will still conduct a memorial ceremony (at Hula Bay, 11 am) with a party afterward."

* Highest grossing open water charity swims:

1. Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge - US$2.01 million
2. 2011 Swim Across America Long Island Sound - US$1.245 million
3. Nighttrain228 - US$1.2 million
4. 2012 Swim Across America Long Island Sound - US$1.118 million
5. 2014 Swim Across America Long Island Sound - US$1.105 million
6. 2005 Swim Across America Long Island Sound - US$1.067 million
7. 2006 Swim Across America Long Island Sound - US$1.065 million
8. 2010 Swim Across America Long Island Sound - US$1.038 million
9. 2007 Swim Across America Long Island Sound - US$1,032 million
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 Mighty Mac Swim - US$432,000*
14. 2015 Tampa Bay Frogman Swim - US$400,000+

For updates, see the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim's Facebook page here.

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