Robert DeCou '05 Raises $10,000 to Fight Human Trafficking With Strait Swim

Rob's SwimRobert DeCou '05 got within 670 feet of shore in his effort to swim across the Strait of Juan de Fuca in July. The 31-mile, 17-hour swim still succeeded in raising more than $10,000 for fight human trafficking.

"It was an amazing day," he said by email, "and I had such a positive crew and weather window."

DeCou, who lives in Los Angeles, has engaged in other ultra-athletic efforts, including a 135-mile run to Mount Whitney two years ago to raise money to combat polio.

He is executive producer at Lux Virtual, a 3D animation studio in Los Angeles.

Aug. 29, 2019