Doug McConnell

Barrington, Illinois |

Primary Discipline(s) Open Water Swimming
Bucket List RaceStrait of Gibraltar
Off-Day ActivityYard work, managing dogs

I am a lifelong competitive swimmer, and have in recent years concentrated my effort on marathon swimming (English Channel and a number of other ocean swims). We started a charity, called A Long Swim, to raise funding for ALS research at Northwestern University in Chicago. With A Long Swim, we host swimming events and sponsor other marathon swimmers and endurance athletes. To date, we have raised $2 million.