Dan O'Shea

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Clearwater lifeguards on Earnhardt Beach in St. Petersburg at the first crossing of Tampa Bay that later became the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim. Photo includes Terry Tomalin, Ron Collins, and Dan O'Shea

Dan O'Shea is a retired Navy SEAL commander and a former counterinsurgency adviser in Afghanistan.

Open Water Swimming Highlights

  • He is one of the co-founders of the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim in Florida.
  • He was the recipient of the LCDR Dan Cnossen Above & Beyond Award for exemplifying the spirit of the the awards namesake, Dan Cnossen, the beneficiary of the inaugural Tampa Bay Frogman Swim in Florida. The recipient will have show that spirit either physically, emotionally and/or mentally to go above and beyond while supporting the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim and the Naval Special Warfare community.


2024 – Courtney Blum
2023 – Tom & Ginny Feeks
2022 – Allison LaRochelle
2021 – Steve Swift
2020 – Stephen Corcoran
2019 – Tim Rice
2018 – Mike Wilson
2017 – Bill Bracken
2016 – Eric Smith
2015 – COL Patty Collins
2014 - The Skonicki Family
2013 – Mark Dobersch
2012 – CDR Dan O'Shea
2011 – Chris Quilty

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