Chicago Athlete Magazine Interview 6-1-18

Chicago Athlete Interview 06-01-18

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Q&A: Doug McConnell, Co-Founder of A Long Swim

Chicago Athlete Magazine, by Holly Petrovich | June 1, 2018

Q: How did you first get involved with swimming?

A: I was a swimmer since I was a little kid; I started with the summer league team at the East Dundee Park District, and not because I was a good swimmer but because I had older sisters who were both really good and they had a lot of fun with it. I felt like I had found my niche; I swam at the Elgin YMCA through high school, and did pretty well. After college, once I started building a career and family, I would swim periodically at masters meets to keep my hand in it. Read the entire article online.

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