Dan O’Shea

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Dan O'Shea is one of the co-founders of the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim, 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.

O'Shea is the founder and president of Daniel Risk Mitigation, a security risk consultancy in Tampa, Florida, that provides risk-mitigation strategies and services for clients operating in irregular and challenging environments. An asymmetric warfare specialist with extensive overseas and combat experience, O'Shea is also a fellow at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies, a nongovernmental organization committed to solving the security problems of today and defense issues of tomorrow.

O'Shea is a 1991 graduate of the Unites States Naval Academy, a qualified Navy SEAL officer and a commander in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He voluntarily returned to active duty following the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and served with the U.S. Central Command as a senior special operations adviser and planner during "Operation Enduring Freedom" and "Operation Iraqi Freedom."


[edit] Tampa Bay Frogman Swim History

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.

[edit] Leadership

Rory O'Connor (SEAL) - Race Director
Kurt Ott – Assistant Race Director
Terry Tomalin (St Petersburg Times) – Co-founder
Commander Dan O’Shea, U.S. Naval Reserves (SEAL) – Co-founder
Courtney Blum – Community Relations

[edit] Navy SEAL Foundation

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.

[edit] Mission

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.

[edit] Distance

5 kilometers or 3.1 miles

[edit] Type

Venue Ocean

[edit] Location

City St. Petersburg

State Florida

Country USA

Region Americas

[edit] Contact

Name Kurt Ott and Rory O'Connor

E-mail Kurt Ott


Website Official Website

[edit] Event Information

Event Date 13 January 2013


Wetsuit Yes

Charity Yes

Relay No

[edit] External links

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