July 14th 2019

Come support the Navy SEAL Foundation and help us “never leave a man behind”.

EVENT REGISTRATION LINKS:

SWIMMERS

GENERAL VOLUNTEERS

SAFETY KAYAKERS

The San Francisco Frogman Swim (formerly the Golden Gate Frogman Swim and sister swim to the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim) is a two mile open water swim and fundraiser that benefits the Navy SEAL Foundation (NSF), a 501(c)(3) with a coveted four star rating by Charity Navigator.

The Navy SEAL Foundation supports wounded and fallen Navy SEALs, NSW Support Personnel and their families.

DATE and PLACE
Sunday, July 14, 2019.  Chrissy Field to Aquatic Park

HOST HOTEL

Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA.   Phone: 415.441.4000.

AMENITIES

All swimmers will receive an American made event t-shirt and hoody and upon finishing will be awarded a San Francisco Frogman Swim coin presented by a US Navy SEAL or a surviving family member of a SEAL.  Afterwards, everyone is invited to  the post race party at Bay View Boat Club located at 489 Terry A Francois Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94158.  The party will feature a buffet brunch and beer provided by Iron Springs Brewery.

REGISTER

Registration will open Feb 4 at 7am PST in honor of Michael Koch and Nathan Hardy (KIA on this day in 2008, Iraq).  There are absolutely no refunds for this event as this event is a fundraiser with 100% of the proceeds going to the Navy SEAL Foundation.

Please visit imAthlete.com for quickest processing.  Please register early as we are limiting the field to 60 swimmers.

FUNDRAISING

Fundraising Director: Randy Enzman – vfrogmanswim@gmail.com

This is a charity event to benefit the mission of the Navy SEAL Foundation to provide immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the NSW community and their families. Swimmers are asked to participate in raising funds – an ideal goal is $2000 per swimmer.

While $2000 is the ideal fundraising goal per swimmer, we appreciate the best efforts of our participants in helping us reach this year’s total fundraising goal of $120,000.  Before registering, we ask that you please consider your ability to meet that dollar amount as you may be taking the slot of a swimmer who has every intention of meeting or exceeding that goal.

Fundraising can be done via our imAthlete.com page, collecting donations personally or through the “Donate” button on our home page. Please visit www.navysealfoundation.org to learn more about this very special cause. The following quote captures the essence of the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim, a spirit we hope to duplicate in the San Francisco Frogman Swim…

The third annual Tampa Bay Frogman swim was held yesterday. I have to admit that it took being here to fully appreciate what the event was really about. It was easy to get caught up in the swimming part of the event – some swimming superstars participated. I was fortunate to meet Olympian Brooke Bennett, and Craig Lenning who has accomplished the Swimming Triple Crown. But the day and event wasn’t about the swimming.I know that I can’t express what the event was really about. Somewhere between the Opening Ceremony, where they read aloud the names of SEALs who died in service to our country, and the Closing Ceremony, where they talked about the incredible sacrifices made by some SEALs and the hope of those over coming serious injury, I lost count of the number of times my eyes welled up and I realized the event had nothing to do with swimming.

Anthony McCarley –  Multiple TB Frogman finisher and Swimming Triple Crown finisher (2014)

 

TIME LINE

0700 Race start area / parking open at east side of Crissy Field
0730 Check in opens
0830 Check in closes
0845 Swimmer & Kayak briefing with Q&A
0900 Opening Ceremonies
0930 Swim start

1130-1430  Post race part with buffet lunch/beverages at Bay View Boat Club.

FITNESS LEVEL

The San Francisco Frogman Swim, a two mile open water event, may be challenging for even seasoned swimmers, therefore it is recommended that swimmers possess some degree of open water experience or, at the very least, competitive long distance pool experience.

To ensure the safety of the swimmers, the event committee will reserve the right to review the swimming experience of each participant and possibly deny registration to the event if safety concerns exist; or some swimmers may be asked to furnish a letter from a sanctioned swim team or masters coach attesting to their ability to complete such an arduous open-water event.

WATER TEMPERATURE

The water temperature of the Bay is usually between 55-63 degrees in August, and as a result, wetsuits are mandatory. Exceptions, i.e., swimmers training for the English Channel, etc., will be made on case by case basis at the race director’s discretion prior to the event.