Rob Dumouchel

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Rob Dumouchel, founder of Rob Aquatics

Rob Dumouchel is an enthusiatic and creative pool and open water swimmer, cold water enthusiast, adventure beard aquaculturist, Marketing Director for the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association, documentarist and blogger who specializes in PPC and Social Media platforms. He is the founder of Rob Aquatics and a board member of the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association that was nominated for the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year for its far-forward thinking as a channel swimming governing body. He was born in Wisconsin and now currently resides on the central coast of California. He was a member of the Aged Chum relay team and a well-known expert on beard-on-skin chafing.


  • Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, California
  • Graduate Defense Language Institute, Presidio of Monterey, California
  • AFS Exchange Student, Nacka Gymnasium, Sweden

US Army

  • 344th Military Intelligence Battalion, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
  • 229th Military Intelligence Battalion, Defense Language Institute, Monterey, California
  • Ft. Leonard Wood, MO

Rob Aquatics

Rob Aquatics was started by Rob Dumouchel as just a swim blog to keep him motivated to train back in 2008. Rob Aquatics grew out of a love of the water, especially the ocean, and the need to share that with the rest of the world. First through words, then through pictures, and now through direct action in the ocean. He created and completed the first 10 km New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim in Pismo Beach, California (Pismo Polar Bear 10k Swim in 2011.


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