Tag: Doug McConnell

A Long Swim Ends Short Of Shore

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. After 16 hours 3 minutes as he was pushed far north of his goal, Doug McConnell has swum a total of 49.6 km, but he was still short of walking up onshore on Oahu to complete his planned Molokai Channel crossing. Don Sammons reported, "They pulled Doug out for safety reasons [as the] conditions were

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Doug McConnell To Discuss A Long Swim

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "I've leveraged our 69 years of relationships in Barrington and the Chicago area, to support Doug and his commitment to finding a Cure for ALS. I remember when we first met, asking him why he did these outrageous swims. He answered, "Because I can still use my arms and legs; an ALS patient cannot." On

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Doug McConnell Starts To Swim Downhill

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. There will be few people swimming around Manhattan Island with more eyes on them than Douglas McConnell, Managing Director of Vissant Capital Corporation. McConnell will start at 7:50 am (New York time) on June 28th and expects to finish around 5 pm. "We would love for you to follow along: by Facebook, by

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A Long Talk Over A Long Swim

Doug McConnell and A Long Swim Team was invited for a long interview by Dean Rowe, a locally famous radio talk show host in Illinois. "Dean has kind of latched on to the peculiar elements of marathon swimming, and had lots of good questions. We talked about the Manhattan Island swim coming up in June, but also picked up on some of the old stories about the

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