On July 23, 2015 Robert completed his first solo crossing of the Catalina Channel. The crossing memorialized Emily Noelle Nichols, a friend of Robert's, who passed away from Cystic Fibrosis in January 2015. Robert was accompanied by Emily's family and his parents on the pilot boat. He was also supported by his college swim coach and his friends as kayakers. "The swim as a whole, was a great metaphor for Em's life, great and enduring"
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