Navy SEAL Hudson River Swim

August 6, 2022

11 AM beginning at Liberty State Park
1 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, NJ
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Raising Funds to Help Veterans In Need

On August 6, 2022 a team of U.S. Navy SEALs will be joined by fellow veterans and military supporters in a swim across the Hudson River to honor our military veterans, their families, and all of those who died during 9/11 and the wars that followed that fateful day. Along the route, the SEALs stop at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to perform 100 push ups in honor of America's liberties, and 22 pull ups in recognition of 22 veterans who commit suicide every day. The event concludes in  lower Manhattan to honor the victims of 9/11 and all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country in the wars that followed.

You can support this cause by donating now or creating a team page to collection donations within your company or among your friends.

Be A Part of the Swim!

If you are a non-SEAL and have already created your team page, click here to register for one of the tryout dates. 

Sign up to participate in one of the tryouts we will be hosting in Long Branch, NJ on June 4th and July 9th. If you qualify, you can join the SEALs on August 6th and swim across the Hudson River to raise support for the nation's veterans! Remember, all tryout participants will still nee d to create a Team Page in order to participate in the main event on August 6th.

For all non-SEALs who are either Military Veterans or Members of Law Enforcement, or Firefighters you will be asked to raise at least $200 on your team page. All other Non-SEALs, Non-Veterans, Non-Police officers and Non-Firefighters looking to participate must first raise $1,000 on your Team Page.

Also, all swimmers must be cleared by lead SEAL Bill Brown prior to becoming eligible to swim on August 6th. Swimmers can be cleared in any of the following ways:

  1. Non-SEAL Swimmer completed a prior NYC SEAL Swim or can email Bill Brown (wibrown@mccarter.com) proof of completion of an open water swimming event.
  2. Non-SEAL Swimmer passes one of Bill Brown's two try-out swims on either June 4th or July 9th in Long Branch, NJ.
  3. A SEAL confirms with Bill Brown the swimming ability of a non-SEAL.

Each tryout will begin at 9am, with swimmers expected to arrive by 8:30am. Address can be found below:

Rooney’s Restaurant Parking Lot

100 Ocean Ave.

Long Branch Beach, NJ

Tryout participants must remember to bring swim fins and swimmer goggles. For additional questions regarding the tryouts, please reach out to James Fanous at james@gigo.org.

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Learn more about our mission and how we help veterans and their loved ones

Thank You to our Sponsors!

50% off orders for confirmed swimmers!

50% off orders for confirmed swimmers!

Confirmed Swimmers interested in a personalized discount code for MASF Supplements email admin@masfsupplements.com 

Thank you Mitch Aguiar and MASF Supplements for your tremendous support for our event this year! 

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