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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The New Golden Gate Frogman Swim

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$600,000 in donations* for the Navy SEAL Foundation last year.

Race director Rory O'Connor and Kurt Ott have now established a sister swim on the other side of America, the new Golden Gate Frogman Swim.

The event date is August 6th. "Registration for our inaugural event in San Francisco is May 1st. Registration is US$250 per swimmer with a US$2,500 per swimmer fundraising goal. All raised money will go to the Navy SEAL Foundation as is done in Tampa Bay."

Photo shows start of the first Tampa Bay Frogman Swim.

* 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$600,000+
14. 2015 Mighty Mac Swim - US$432,000
15. 2016 A Long Swim - US$320,000+

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