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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tampa Bay Frogman Swim To Open Registration

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

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

When the popular charity swim was cancelled due to weather, race directors Rory O'Connor and Kurt Ott immediately set their eyes on next year.

Ott looks forward. "Our registration opens on August 6th at 7 am EST. Swimmers can register at www.tampabayfrogman.com. The event date is January 15th 2017. All raised money will go to the Navy SEAL Foundation as we've always done."

* 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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