Swim With The Sharks

December 11-13, Atlanta GA

Open to all 3D SFG Gold Star Families and Purple Heart Awardees.


Three day retreat sponsored through a partnership with Task Force Dagger to Atlanta, Georgia (Coke World and Georgia Aquarium) for 3D SFG Gold Star Families and active duty Purple Heart awardees.


Training will promote self confidence and personal resilience equipping Soldiers and Family members for life after trauma and spirituality in the midst of adversity.


Participants' will have an opportunity to swim/dive in the Georgia Aquarium as a part of a nationally recognized dive therapy program. Training will highlight spirituality as a source of resiliency.



Wednesday, Dec. 11th, 12:30pm to Friday, Dec. 13th, 6pm

225 Baker Street Northwest

Atlanta, GA



1. Registration: Potential participants can register for the event below. Participants who desire to dive will also need to provide a copy of their diving certification. No certification is required for swimmers. To swim or dive participants need to be 12 or older. The registration deadline is 22 November 2013.


2. Cost: All training, travel, rooms, and most meals in Atlanta will be provided. Participants will need to bring a small amount of funds to cover the cost of meals traveling to and from Atlanta (2 meals & spending money).





Tentative Agenda

Wednesday 11 DEC

1215… Accountability & Load Motor Coach

1230… Depart Ft. Bragg

1730… Dinner (Augusta GA)

2000… Arrive at Hote

2030… Reception at Hotel (Mix and Mingle)



Thursday 12 DEC

0730... Breakfast at Hotel

0845... Walk to Atlanta Aquarium

0915… Welcome and Swim / Dive Challenge

1000 -1700


  • Swim / Dive and Debrief Session
  • Lunch at the Aquarium
  • Tour the Georgia Aquarium
  • Tour World of Coca-Cola


1745… To Hotel (Clean up for dinner)

1845… Group Dinner


Friday 13 DEC

0730… Breakfast at Hotel

0900… Hotel check-out and Load Bus (Headed back to Ft. Bragg)

1230… Lunch (Columbia SC)

1800…Welcome back to Ft. Bragg





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