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Robert McGlashan, WWS swimmer on the Straits of Magellan – Water World Swim


Robert McGlashan, WWS swimmer on the Straits of Magellan

On April 1, 2019, Rob McGlashan grew to become the second Canadian to swim throughout the Strait of Magellan which till then solely 28 different individuals had finished. The crossing is roughly 3.9-kilometres lengthy via a strait famed for its sturdy winds, excessive waves and frigid waters. He accomplished the swim in simply 1 hour and 6 minutes in chilly waters between 5-6 levels, carrying simply his swimsuit, swim cap and goggles. Based on considered one of his assist workforce members Julieta Núñez Gundlach, “Rob did nice he didn’t even shake after he acquired out of the water!!!!! he seemed like we was having enjoyable!!”.

Rob is a powerful centered athlete who labored onerous to coach for the circumstances that he would encounter within the straits. To assist with acclimation, he sat in a bath full of ice for as much as 60 minutes, and in preparation for this crossing Rob swam a kilometre in 0.9 diploma Celsius in Lake Ontario at GLOW Seashore in Ontario, Canada.

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