The Spear-headers

Douglas McConnell and Don Macdonald are a team who have conquered the English Channel, the Catalina Channel, the circumnavigation of the Island of Manhattan and, in the summer of 2016, Hawii’s Ka’iwi Channel, the Channel of Bones. As Chicagoans, they are ushering in the Chicago River’s first open water swimming event, The Chicago River Swim.

Jump On

First and foremost, sponsors.  This is an incredible opportunity to be leading professionals in the fastest growing sport in the world in addition to their teams, their families, their followers. Every type of sponsorship is welcome: corporate sponsors, pro bono professionals, and volunteers. Significant roles exist in all categories.

Meet the Team

Douglas McConnell

Open Water Marathon Swimmer, Investment Banker and Triple Crown Swimmer of the English Channel, Catalina Island, and the Island of Manhattan.

Don MacDonald

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