An inaugural memorial swim and benefit has been organized in honor of fallen Navy SEAL Aaron Vaughn.
The Inaugural Aaron Vaughn Frogman Swim and Family Day has been set for June 30, Saturday, at Jensen Beach Park in Martin County, Florida, on the same weekend of what would have been the fallen hero’s 31st birthday.
Special Warfare Operations Petty Officer Aaron Vaughn was among the Navy SEALs who were killed in what is now described as the darkest day in the history of Naval Special Warfare, after their helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011. He was a member of the elite DEVGRU (SEAL Team VI).
The Inaugural Aaron Vaughn Frogman Swim is a 200-yard, 1K and 5K Open Water Ocean Swim Competition, open to anyone who wants to participate. Registration starts at 7:30 in the morning, and the event will run from 9 in the morning until 12 noon. Non-swimmers are also invited to come to the event, as there will also be activities for non-swimmers as well.
The choice of the venue is significant, as Vaughn spent his late teen and young adult years in the Treasure Coast. He attended Martin County High School, and earned an associate’s degree from Indian River State College (IRSC) before enlisting in the Navy. His parents, sisters, brother-in-law, and two nieces still live in Stuart, Florida.
For more information regarding the Inaugural Aaron Vaughn Frogman Swim and Family Day, please contact Karen Vaughn (772)214-7224 or Christine Weiss (772)919-2363.