This year, I had a personal goal.....that goal was to complete a double crossing of Newfound Lake. I began my open water swimming the summer of 2017. It began with a 300 yard swim in a Sprint Triathlon. Just when I was about to begin the swim, a friend of mine told me that my wetsuit was on backwards! I was scared out of my mind. Let's fast forward two years......today, on July 1st, I swam 12.28 miles completing a double crossing of Newfound Lake. This has been an incredible journey. I am honored that my swim helped kick off the 2020 Virtual Swim with A Mission season! Open Water swimming takes courage, tenacity and hours of training. What better way to honor our vetrans and our Navy Seals then to dig deep and endure.
I am so excited to be participating in the 4th Annual Swim With A Mission. It may have changed to a Virtual Event due to COVID-19 but the vetrans and Navy Seals still need your help. If you were at all inspired by this swim and wish to contribute to this amazing organization, please go to www.swimwithamission.org to learn more about the organizations that Swim With A Mission supports. Since 2017 Swim With A Mission has raised over $2 million for Veterans through a variety of events including this swim event.
Thank you in advance for your support and thank you for joining the mission for our Veterans!
Swim With A Mission
The 4th Annual Swim With A Mission, an Open Water Swim Race and Festival was scheduled for Saturday, July 11th at Wellington State Park in Bristol NH. Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we have shifted our event to a Virtual Event. We would much rather have our live event and are disappointed about the change but we know that it is necessary at this point. Even in these tough times, we hope you will help us stay true to our mission to raise money to help Veterans and inspire others to help.
Virtual Events are open to everyone and will take place from July 1-31. Participants can choose to swim (1K, 5K or 10K), paddle (1K, 5K or 10K) or take on the SEAL Team NH Challenge. All participants are encouraged to raise funds that will go to our Veterans who need our help more than ever. Swimmers can also choose to swim more than once during the month of July and they will be able to record distances and times. Go to www.swimwithamission.org for more details.
Since our formation in 2017, we have donated over $6 million to honor and support local, regional and national veteran support organizations that provide critical services to our Veterans. These include supporting Veteran organizations that provide housing, take care of our homeless, support day to day services, provide service and support K-9’s, scholarships, jobs, create equine immersion programs and support art programs. Please explore our site to get more details about how you can get involved with us and our mission.