Rob plans to swim the first-ever Pismo Polar Bear 10k, a 6.2-mile swim from the Avila Beach Pier to the Pismo Beach Pier without a wetsuit.
He’ll start at 8 a.m. and hopes to finish in about three hours.
Dumouchel, 29, of Arroyo Grande is the sole participant at this year’s event, though his training partner will kayak in front of him and a boat from Avila Beach-based Seaweed Express will trail behind, in case he has any symptoms of hypothermia.
“It’s something I’ve been wanting to do, so I thought I’d try it myself first and maybe next year we’ll turn it into an event and see if anyone else wants to come out,” he said.
The event is also a fundraiser: Dumouchel has raised between $1,100 and $1,200 so far, which he’ll give to the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County.