Open Water Swimming Career Highlights
- He crossed the North Channel between Northern Ireland and Scotland in 14:20:24.09 under the auspices of the Infinity Channel Swimming and Piloting Services and pilot Pádraig Mallon on 13 July 2016.
- On 5 October 2017, he crossed the Catalina Channel from Santa Catalina Island to the Southern California mainland in 12 hours 9 minutes 58 seconds.
- He was a member of the Team Nadadores Locos, a 6-person relay that completed a two-way 59.4-mile crossing between the Golden Gate Bridge and the Farallon Islands on 1 August 2015 in 34 hours 54 minutes under the auspices of the Monterey Swimming Association. The relay is nominated for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association.
Team Nadadores Locos Members
- Amy Appelhans Gubser, a member of the South End Rowing Club
- Kirk McKinney, a member of the South End Rowing Club
- Les Mangold, a member of the South End Rowing Club
- John Sims, a member of the South End Rowing Club
- Jeff Everett, a member of the South End Rowing Club
- Andrew McLaughlin, a member of the South End Rowing Club
- Team Nadadores Locos Does Two-Way Farallones Crossing
- 2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance Of The Year Nominees
- Andrew McLaughlin Completes Crossing Of North Channel
- History of North Channel Crossings
- Marathon Swimming
- Open Water Swimming
- Daily News of Open Water Swimming
- When All Eyes Look North
- Unique Awards In The Open Water Swimming World, Part 7
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- Infinity Channel Swimming