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Swim with a Mission 2018: Two Navy SEALs parachuted from a helicopter into Newfound Lake, while a four-man team and a Navy SEAL dog skipped the parachutes and instead jumped out of a hovering chopper and plunged into the water. They were picked up by a waiting inflatable boat and roared back to the beach. The open-water swim festival was founded to both honor and support veterans. The demonstration took place Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Newfound Lake in Bristol.
A US Navy SEAL exits the helicopter with his K-9, Storm, as part of the SEAL tactical demonstration. (National Navy SEAL Museum)
A SEAL team jumped from a helicopter Saturday into Newfound Lake and then sped to the beach at Wellington State Park. (Bea Lewis/Union Leader Correspondent)
A Navy SEAL touches down in Newfound Lake on Saturday, close to the beach at Wellington State Park as part of Swim with a Mission. (Bea Lewis/Union Leader Correspondent)
SWAM Race Directors Philip and Julie Taub pose with their son, Ben, along with Gov. Chris Sununu and Special Operations Forces in support of Saturday's event. (National Navy SEAL Museum)
A SEAL team demonstrates the tactics they use to stop a fleeing vehicle during a demonstration of their combat readiness held Saturday as part of Swim with a Mission at Wellington State Park. (Bea Lewis/Union Leader Correspondent)
Joshua Perry and Mark McCrearey of Baden K-9 demonstrate the capabilities of military working dogs. (National Navy SEAL Museum)
US Navy SEALs demonstrate tactical skills at the Second Annual Swim With a Mission. (National Navy SEAL Museum)
Relay team "Floaty Potatoes" exits the water together triumphantly. (National Navy SEAL Museum)
Executive Director of the Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Fla., Rick Kaiser, retired U.S. Navy SEAL Master Chief, far left, finishes his 10K relay with his relay team, Gerald Barth, Steven Edgar, Braeden Huot, AJ Mazella, Angelo Mazzella and Dan Monfried. (National Navy SEAL Museum)
Commander Mark Hileman, retired U.S. Navy SEAL, assistant executive director of the Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Fla., runs for the finish for his relay team at SWAM. (National Navy SEAL Museum)
Race director Philip Taub enters the lake for his 1K division, which he subsequently won. (National Navy SEAL Museum)