Open Water Signature Series
Doug McConnell was the 89th person to complete the
“Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming”
Douglas McConnell, with the help of his A Long Swim Team, became only the 48th person over age 50 to swim the English Channel, in 14 hours that were divided between heavy waves and pitch black darkness.
The success of the English Channel swim inspired the A Long Swim Team to continue with marathon swims, including the 24-mile length of Tampa Bay, the 21-mile distance of the Catalina Channel in California, and a 29-mile circumnavigation of Manhattan Island in New York City. The swims of the English Channel, the Catalina Channel and Manhattan Island make up the “Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming,” of which Doug was the 89th person to complete, and only the 15th person to complete all over the age of 50.
In addition to his Triple Crown swims, McConnell has swum the Ka’iwi Channel, the length of Tampa Bay and Nantucket Sound.
To sponsor a Signature Series swim, visit our Sponsorship page or contact Clif Wilson.
Past Signature Swims by Doug McConnell:
Open Water Signature Series Stats
|Tampa Bay||24 miles||10 hours, 45 minutes||32,122||April 2011|
|English Channel||21 miles||14 hours, 18 minutes||40,538||August 2011
|Catalina Channel||21 miles||12 hours, 41 minutes||36,917||September 2012|
|Manhattan Island||29 miles||9 hours, 29 minutes||29,611||June 2014|
|Ka'iwi Channel||32 miles||16 hours, 3 minutes||52,228||July 2016|
|Nantucket Sound||18 miles||8 hours, 30 minutes||22,376||August 2019|
Future marathon swims under consideration:
(Chicago to Evanston)
(Spain to Morocco)
(Nantucket to Martha’s Vineyard)