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Robert McGlashan

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Robert McGlashan was nominated for the 2019 WOWSA Awards in the World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year category
Robert McGlashan before the LGSA Signature swim in Lake Geneva

Robert McGlashan (born 24 September 1980) is a Canadian open water swimmer and attorney in Toronto specializing in Employment, Environmental and Estate Litigation. He also served on the Board of Directors of Story Book Farms Primate Sanctuary, The Canadian Defence Lawyers, The Ontario Bar Association, and Masters Swimming Ontario.

2019 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year Nomination

McGlashan was nominated for the 2019 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year award with the following nomination:

Robert McGlashan is an inspirational stalwart in the Great Lakes Open Water Adventures community that he co-founded in Lake Ontario, Canada. In addition to his mentoring and administration of the growing community of ice swimmers, winter swimmers, open water swimmers, channel swimmers and marathon swimmers in Canada and throughout the Great Lakes region, McGlashan achieved an impressive number of swims around the world in 2019. He swam from Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, 3.9 km across the Strait of Magellan in Chile, 7.5 km in Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, the 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in 9 hours 53 minutes, 50 km in Lake Geneva from Switzerland to France in 25 hours, and established the Cold Crusade where he swam 1.5 km in 1.8°C water in 20 minutes and 1 km in 3°C water in 15.35 minutes 8 days apart in Lake Ontario. For working to promote, mentor and support the growing open water swimming community year-round in the Great Lakes region, for working towards more challenging goals around the globe and documenting his journey, and for establishing a new ice swimming charity event for Shelter Movers in Canada, Robert McGlashan is a worthy nominee for the 2019 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.

Open Water Swimming Career Highlights

GLOW Executive Team

Bonifacio Channel Crossing


McGlashan crossed the Strait of Bonifacio in 5 hours 24 minutes

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