Open Water Swimming Profile: Robert McGlashan

Why does Robert love open water marathon swimming? For him, nothing beats the call of the open water. Open water swimming has become a way for Robert to connect with his environment. He finds it freeing to swim outside and exciting to be so immersed in nature.

Robert began open water swimming in his mid to late twenties. He found that open water swimming was a definite step up from swimming in a pool, but he longed for something even more challenging, something a little longer, something with harder conditions. He wanted a challenge. And so, by his mid thirties he had begun open water marathon swimming.

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