While much of the nation is plunged into a deep freeze, we can all get carried away by the thought of someplace warm.
Florida comes to mind, but I’m not sure I would take a dip in its water. Still, 175 people gathered on Gandy Beach in early January to join the 2019 Tampa Bay Frogman Swim. Frigid water didn’t stop swimmers from completing the three-mile trek that raises money for the families of fallen Navy SEALS.
For the fourth year, Telos was a corporate sponsor of this swim across Tampa Bay, commemorating fallen members of the Naval Special Warfare Community and raising money for the Naval Special Warfare Foundation.
Representing Telos at the event again this year, our colleague retired Marine Colonel Steve Corcoran placed 42nd overall. Steve swam in remembrance of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Coordinator Nicholas Null, who gave his life in Afghanistan in 2011 on Extortion 17. His story is familiar to many as this tragedy was depicted in the movie, Lone Survivor.
When asked about the event, Steve said, “It was an honor to represent Telos and swim for the remembrance of EODC Nicholas Null. I could not think of a better event to memorialize and recognize tremendous sacrifice.”
It is always a privilege to be able to support this event and the families of America’s fallen heroes. Thank you and congratulations to all who participated in the Frogman Swim this year.
Telos CEO John Wood blogs about business, education, and the values that guide us.