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Team USA Swimming members to attend, compete in Navy SEAL Fitness Challenge-Atlanta

Grevers, Nymeyer (PHOTO: USOC)

 

 

 

 

Matt Grevers, 2008 Olympic gold and silver medalist and Lacey Nymeyer, 2008 silver medalist and world record holder, will participate in the next Navy SEAL Fitness Challenge event at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. March 14.

 

 

The Navy SEAL Fitness Challenge is a FREE atlhletic event which consists of a 500-yard swim, push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups and 1.5-mile run. The Fitness Challenge is an athletic competition with the goal of promoting physical fitness and increasing awareness of Navy SEALs and Navy Special Warfare/Special Operations communities. The Fitness Challenge is identical in nature to the Navy SEAL Physical Screening Test; the test SEAL candidates must pass in order to get into the rigorous training program. Men and women ages 13 and up will have the unique opportunity of testing their personal fitness levels against members of the elite Navy SEAL teams.

 

 

Grevers and Nymeyer will put themselves to the test along with the growing hundreds of Phoenix-area residents who have already pre-registered on the event website. The teammates will also be available to chat with fans and will help hand out awards to the best-performing participants.

 

 

The Navy SEAL Fitness Challenge kicked off in Boston in 2007 and continued in 2008 in San Antonio, Tx., Los Angeles, Calif., Dearborn, Mich., Chicago, Ill. and Atlanta, Ga. The Navy SEAL Fitness Challenge event will take place on Saturday, Mar. 14 at the Student Recreation Complex at ASU. To learn more about the event, get directions and to pre-register please visit: sealfitnesschallenge.com. Registration is free.

 

 

For more information on USA Swimming, visit: swimming.teamusa.org. For information on Navy SEAL careers, visit navy.com/seals or sealswcc.com. More information about the Navy Parachute Team can be found at: www.leapfrogs.navy.mil.

 

 

Media contact: Lt. Fernando Rivero, Public Affairs Officer, Navy SEAL & SWCC Scout Team: fernando.rivero@navsoc.socom.mil or (619) 437-3890.

 

 

 

 

 

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