Swim With A Mission Co-Founder, Phil Taub, releases an article published in the NH Union Leader on how to deal with stress and anxiety during the challenging times we are now facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Captain Phillips is interviewed by WMUR’s Jennifer Vaughn during Swim With A Mission event at the A.J. Letizio Enterprise Center.

Swim With A Mission named Matt Foster Assistant Director and head of marketing.

In this episode hear how one person who had an epiphany on a trip to Miami Florida formed a veteran service organization Basin New Hampshire that has now raised more than $1000000 to help the Navy Seal family.

Karen and I are extremely grateful to Swim With A Mission and all of their incredible activists for supporting the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. This generous donation will make a huge difference in so many students’ lives.

A Cambodian sex-trafficking survivor whose captor chopped off her left hand couldn’t contain her smile as she was fitted with a prosthetic Monday at Next Step Bionics and Prosthetics.

Cambodian Woman

A Cambodian woman who was the victim of brutal assaults is now getting a new hand from a Manchester company and vowing to help other women who have been victimized.

Aired on CBS 10.26.19 on Wicked Yankee TV.

Community life in the Granite State for September 9, 2019.

A group of Navy SEALs poses with Swim With A Mission co-founder Phil Taub at a Paintshoot Team Building event on July 11, 2019, at OSG Paintball in Center Barnstead.

Swimmer Cheryl Alden visits with SEAL K9 Trident after completing a 5K Swim at Swim With A Mission at Wellington State Park in Bristol New Hampshire on July 13, 2019. A series of events in July — culminating with the annual swim competition and military demonstrations at the lake — raised $1 million for the National Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Fla., as well as veterans services efforts in New Hampshire.

Retired Navy SEAL Jason Kuhn greets young members of the crowd after a demonstration of skills by the Navy SEALs on July 13, 2019, at the Swim With A Mission fundraiser. A series of events in July — culminating with the annual swim competition and military demonstrations at the lake — raised $1 million for the National Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Fla., as well as veterans services efforts in New Hampshire.

Renee Plummer and Gov. Chris Sununu, who led one of 19 teams that participated in the Swim With A Mission Paintshoot at OSG Paintball in C. Barnstead. A series of events in July — culminating with the annual swim competition and military demonstrations at Newfound Lake — raised $1 million for the National Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Fla., as well as veterans services efforts in New Hampshire.

Retired Navy SEAL Dale McClellan with K9 Storm led a demonstration at Newfound Lake on July 13, 2019, before a crowd of 5,000 people during the Swim With A Mission event. A series of events in July — culminating with the annual swim competition and military demonstrations at the lake — raised $1 million for the National Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Fla., as well as veterans services efforts in New Hampshire.

Published in the New Hampshire Union Leader.

BEDFORD — The third annual Swim With a Mission event raised over $1 million for the National Navy SEAL Museum and other Veterans services in New Hampshire. The series of events took place in July, culminating with the annual swim competition and military demonstrations on Newfound Lake. This year’s events featured 30 Navy SEALs, active and retired, most who serve or served with SEAL Team 6. The SEALs were led by retired Command Master Chief Rick Kaiser and Vice Admiral Bob Harward.

Phil Taub, co-founder and chairman of the board, said, “We are humbled to have so many of America’s most accomplished warriors make the trip with their families to New Hampshire. We are already planning and working on next year’s events.”

Events included a paint shoot, with 20 companies raising over $400,000 to participate in the ultimate team building day at OSG Paintball in Center Barnstead. Kelly Ayotte, former U.S. Senator and SWAM board member, said, “OSG told us that this is the most successful fundraiser in the history of paintball tournaments and it couldn’t be for a better cause than to support our Veterans.” Whiskey and Whiskers was hosted by the Ladd Farm in Bristol, and showcased the skills of the SEALs’ canines and their handlers. The VIP Reception was a night with SEALs and their families hosted, by Meadow Wind in Hebron, raising over $350,000. Swim With a Mission at Wellington State park saw 264 swimmers swim across Newfound Lake, and raised over $100,000.

Julie Taub, co-founder, said, “It takes so many volunteers to make three days of events successful and we are so grateful for the hundreds of volunteers that put in so many hours.”

Money raised will go toward purchasing 17 elite support dogs for Veterans, starting a new equine therapy program in the Lakes Region, support for Veterans struggling with PTS and TMI, providing vouchers for fresh fruits and vegetables for New Hampshire Veterans, scholarships for children of Veterans who died in service, helping Veterans find jobs, supporting Veterans who seek to create art to help with PTS or as a new profession, and more. Swim with a Mission supports the National UDT-Navy SEAL Museum, including its K9 program and Trident House charities; Veterans Count of the Lakes Region; Children of the Fallen Patriots; Elite Meet; CreatiVets; WarPaints; Vouchers for Veterans; and a new Equine Immersion Program at Ladd farm.

Joe Graham, president of iHeartMedia New Hampshire, said, “We are very proud of the fundraising efforts this year, especially as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Veteran’s Day this November. Veteran Organizations can submit their application and questions for 2020 financial support at our website www.swimwithamission.org.”

Published in The Laconia Daily Sun.