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Read Open WaterPedia biography of Doug McConnell, who became the 48th person over the age of 50 to swim across the English Channel in 2011.

McConnell is a Managing Director of Halyard Capital Advisors and a cervical disc recipient who successfully completed a crossing of the English Channel in August 2011 and the Catalina Channel on 27 September 2012, completing 2 of the 7 channels in the Oceans Seven. Both of his channel crossings elevated him to membership in the Half Century Club and were part of the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming and Grand Slam of Open Water Swimming.