About Us

How It All Started

By Phil and Julie Taub, Co-Founders

Our Story…We started Swim With A Mission, Inc. because we needed to do something! We are frustrated and concerned that our veterans are being treated so poorly. Our veterans and their families have given so much and for some, made the ultimate sacrifice. Our veterans deserve more. We live in the land of the free and the home of the brave because of the brave. We hope that you will join us on this mission to help and honor our Veterans.

This organization combines our most fundamental passions; veterans, lake living and swimming. What a joy to be able to bring such a meaningful event to the Lakes Region, to showcase the cleanest lake in the Northeast, to inspire swimmers and volunteers to join us in an open water swim across Newfound Lake and to be motivated by our U.S. Navy SEALs.

We are so grateful that our first three years were such a great success and are exceedingly appreciative of every swimmer, donor, sponsor, volunteer and participant who helped make this mission victorious! We have an incredible board, advisors and swim committee that are working hard to make future events even better. Please join us to make a difference!