This will be my 4th year participating in this event. From the first unofficial year where there were 35 of us swimming across the lake, to this year where we expect to have several thousand people attending; wow how this has grown! I have met so many great people and veterans. I had the privilege of traveling to and touring the Navy SEAL Museum and Trident House in Fort Pierce FL in the fall of 2018. The quilt hanging on the wall at Trident House honoring the memory of the SEALS that lost their lives during Operation Red Wings reminded me what the cost of Freedom is, and the toll it takes on the men and woman that serve. So many have sacrificed so much, and raising some money to help veterans and families deal with the after effects of these sacrifices is the least we can do in their honor.