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Rory O'Connor

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Rory O'Connor is the Director of Development of the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim and the Co-Chairman of the Frogman Swim Series which now includes the Golden Gate Frogman Swim. Through the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim and the Frogman Swim Series, the goal is to build national awareness of the Naval Special Warfare community and serve as a key fundraiser of the Navy SEAL Foundation by building premier annual events that challenges athletes with weather conditions similar to SEAL training.

Tampa Bay Frogman Swim[edit]

The annual Tampa Bay Frogman Swim is a charity 5 km open water swim in Tampa Bay, Florida organized by Kurt Ott and Rory O'Connor to help raise funds for severely injured active duty Navy SEALs. The swim is supported by the Navy SEAL Foundation.

History[edit]

On 3 January 2010 with less than 3 weeks notice, over 100 people gathered at Gandy Beach to swim and support raising over US$30,000 for a severely injured active duty Navy SEAL. The swim has been formally named the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim and is supported by the Navy SEAL Foundation.

The annual Tampa Bay Frogman Swim is a charity 5 km open water swim in Tampa Bay, Florida organized by Kurt Ott and Rory O'Connor to help raise funds for severely injured active duty Navy SEALs. The swim is supported by the Navy SEAL Foundation.

History[edit]

On 3 January 2010 with less than 3 weeks notice, over 100 people gathered at Gandy Beach to swim and support raising over US$30,000 for a severely injured active duty Navy SEAL. The swim has been formally named the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim and is supported by the Navy SEAL Foundation.

Leadership[edit]

Kurt Ott – Event Director
Rory O’Connor (SEAL) - Director of Development
Terry Tomalin (in memoriam (St Pete Times) – Co-founder
Commander Dan O’Shea, U.S. Naval Reserves (SEAL) – Co-founder

Navy SEAL Foundation[edit]

The Navy SEAL Foundation supports wounded and fallen Navy SEALs and their families. 100% of proceeds from the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim are donated to the Navy SEAL Foundation.

Mission[edit]

Its goal is to build national awareness of the Naval Special Warfare community and become a key fundraiser of the Navy SEAL Foundation by building a premier annual event that challenges athletes with weather conditions similar to SEAL training. The proceeds to the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim will be used to provide injury assistance to Navy SEALs and tragedy assistance for families who have lost a loved one in training or combat. Our goal is to provide support for the Naval Special Warfare Community and perpetuate the history and heritage of the U.S. Naval Commandos.

Distance[edit]

5 kilometers or 3.1 miles

Type[edit]

Venue Ocean

Location[edit]

City St. Petersburg

State Florida

Country USA

Region Americas

Contact[edit]

Name Kurt Ott and Rory O'Connor

E-mail Kurt Ott

Telephone

Website Official Website

Event Information[edit]

Event Date 13 January 2013

Class

Wetsuit Yes

Charity Yes

Relay No

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