6th Annual Frogman Swim In Boston Harbor Raises Money For Navy SEALs

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The sixth annual Boston Frogman Swim took place at the Boston Harbor on Sunday in support of the Navy SEAL Foundation.

Around 75 swimmers gathered at the Boston Harbor to complete a 5k open water swim to raise money for the SEAL community and honor fallen warriors.

The Navy SEAL Foundation explained that each swimmer ideally fundraises around $2,000 each, but they are usually able to exceed that goal.

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“Water is the great equalizer, and it gives people a real purpose and dedication to go out [and] train hard to honor the fallen that we’ve lost,” said Geoff Leard, the event’s organizer.

The swimmers participating in the event ranged from SEAL fans and Gold Star families — a Navy program providing long-term support to surviving families of deceased service members — to SEALs themselves.

There were “just real patriots and supporters of the community, and then we do have Gold Star family members that do swim in kayaks supporting us as well," described Leard.

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The 5k open water swim “is a good evolution to give people an opportunity to experience what SEAL training is like,” added Leard.

The money raised at the Frogman Swim will go to current and former SEALs, scholarships, and family emergencies.

The Navy SEAL Foundation is a national nonprofit that provides support for SEALs, veterans, and their families through over 30 programs.

WBZ NewsRadio's Chaiel Schaffel (@CSchaffelWBZ) reports.

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