Robert McGlashan, a Toronto lawyer and partner at Blakeney Henneberry Murphy and Galligan is embarking on an open water marathon this summer to raise $300,000 for 3 Canadian charities! The Swim for Change event will see Robert swim Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and Lake Louise which has an altitude of 5,740 feet. He hopes to raise $100,000 in each of the 3 events!
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Robert McGlashan is a lawyer, environmental advocate and passionate swimmer who has completed numerous international open water swims. From the Titicaca (Bolivia), the Straits of Magellan (Chile), Bonifacio Channel (Italy), the Alcatraz Island (USA) to the Bay of Naples (Italy), McGlashan is no stranger to the water. In 2019, McGlashan accomplished a 25-hour swim across Lake Geneva from Switzerland to France. Following this, hewas nominated for the 2019 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year award.
He’s also the Vice President of Great Lakes Open Water, an Ontario open water and swimming marathon training company dedicated to advocating and raising funds to protect and clean the Great Lakes.
To prepare for Swim For Change, Robert has been completing up to 10 hours of intensive water training four to six days a week and two days of weight training!
Swim For Change Schedule
July 1, 2021
Location: Sturgeon Point, New York to Crystal Beach, Fort Erie
The proceeds from this swim will support Shelter Movers, a national, volunteer-powered charitable organization providing moving and storage services free to women and children fleeing abuse.
July 31, 2021
Location: Lakeside Park Point, St. Catharines to Coronation Park, Oakville
The proceeds from this swim will be donated to WWF-Canada, Canada’s largest international conservation organization that currently has a number of initiatives on the go focusing on Canada’s waters, including shoreline clean-ups and a campaign focused on banning ships from dumping waste in marine protected areas.
August 28, 2021
Location: Victoria Glacier to the Fairmont Chateau, Lake Louise
The proceeds from this swim will be donated to the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Society, a volunteer-based organization dedicated to raising funds for resources necessary to help protect the world’s wild gorillas.
For more information on Robert McGlashan and Swim for Change visit, https://rcmcg.ca/swim/