On Saturday June 5th, medical malpractice attorney Mic McConnell of the Allen Law Firm, accompanied by environmental attorney and friend Shannon Varner, participated in the annual Potomac Swim for the Environment. The swimming route began at Hull Neck in Virginia, continued across the mouth of the Potomac, and ended at Point Lookout State Park in Maryland.
Out of 43 swimmers, McConnell finished 11th with a time of 3 hours and 55 minutes. He raised $950 in pledges. The charitable swim raises money to support the Chesapeake Bay and river organizations.
This is not the first time Mr. McConnell has taken to the water. In 1992, he received a Guinness Book world record for swimming in the longest continuous relay swim - 300 consecutive hours. In addition to being a competitive bodybuilder and tri-athlete, he also swam across the Chesapeake Bay four times and also across the mouth of the Potomac River in 1995. On Sunday June 14th, McConnell will dive in again, this time to swim 4.4 miles across the Chesapeake Bay for the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim.