SWIM FOR FREE support our troops who fight for our freedoms

Sixth Annual Swim for Freedom ~ Lake Geneva, WI (8 miles)

All proceeds will go to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation to support America’s Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special Operations personnel and their families by providing full college educations to surviving children of special operations personnel killed in combat or training and by providing immediate financial assistance to special operations personnel severely wounded in combat.

Sponsorship Form
  • Sunday August 3rd 2014
  • Sign in begins at 5am at
    Gordy's Boat House
  • Sign-in ends at 5:30am
  • Swim begins at 6am from
    Lake Geneva Beach

Meet at Gordy's Boat House
336 Lake Ave
Fontana, WI 53125

Donate Online : It’s simple, fast and totally secure

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides support and assistance to the U. S. military’s special operations community, consisting of Army Special Forces (Green Berets), the Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment, the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Navy Small Boat Teams, Navy SEALs, Air Force Combat Controllers, Air Force rotary and fixed wing squadrons, and Marine Corps special operations personnel.

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Swim for Freedom raised over $34,000 for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation!!!

Top Fundraisers
  • Dan Projansky – over $5500
  • Team Beer Goggles – over $3700
  • Eric Hoffman – over $1700
  • Team Chicas – over $1700
  • Ken Robinson and Kiki Relay – over $1500
  • Team Simek – over $1500
  • Aqua Nuts Relay – over $1400
  • Bob Webster – over $1000
  • The following raised over $500
    • Jeff R, Todd P Relay
    • John Kulewicz
    • Pepe Hurtado
    • Brian Herbstritt
    • Alison, Kaitlin, Rob Relay
    • Team Stars and Stripes
    • Mark Larkin Relay
Top 5 Male Finishers
  • Greg Smith
  • Steele Whowell
  • Steve Weytens
  • Dan Beeman
  • Ted Collins
Top Female Finishers
  • Stephanie and Megan Marchuk
  • Melodee Nugent
  • Maureen Conley
  • Olivia Hoffman
  • Kileen Dietrich
Top 5 Relays
  • Scott Reeves Relay
  • Team Beer Goggles
  • Amber Johnson LG YMCA Relay
  • Mark Larkin Relay
  • Alison, Kaitlin Rob Relay
Top Butterfly
  • Dan Projanski
Special Thanks to our Sponsors/Supporters:
  • Aasen Embroidery – thank you for donating the awesome hats
  • Fontana Paddle Company – thank you Kevin for helping supply kayaks for the swim
  • Gordy’s Marine – huge help with all the support boats
  • Gordy’s Boat House – thank you for the awesome post swim party outside
  • Lake Geneva Sailing School – thank you for letting us use your buoys
  • Aasen Embroidery – thank you for supporting TBG with those awesome t-shirts
  • Water Safety Patrol – thank you for helping keep us all safe
  • Buoy Team – thank you Danny and Justin for all your help
  • TYR – thank you Gea
  • Stephanie Lallensack – thank you for your help with our event t-shirts
  • Wendy Bourland – thank you for all that you do at the SOWF foundation
  • Sue Giroux – thank you for donating your time to help with S4F design
  • Kati Neuwirth – thank you for donating your time to design and update our website
  • Photography – thank you Kelley and Nathan and everyone else that helped take photos
  • Time Keepers – thank you Sam
And all of those that donated their boats, kayaks, SUP’s, PWC’s, etc. for us to use for the event – thank you

SWIM FOR FREEDOM : sgwhowell@mac.com
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