Scott Gibson, a very strong and enthusiastic OWS from Niagara-on-the-Lake, who also swims LOST Swimming with us once in a while, sent me an email that I thought you might be interested in. They have a casual group, kind of like ours, that swims in the old canal and are even hosting a race on Aug 8! Have a look below…
You are a brave soul! 56 F – I’ve swam high 50s twice and it still sends shivers down my verterbrae.
Good luck with the MIMS.
If any of your LOST group are interested, we have a regular group that swims in the Welland Recreational canal. It is the old Welland canal – we swim near where the Welland triathlon is held.
It is a clean, relatively weed free waterway with good landmarks for estimating distance swam.
We typically swim Mon/Wed/Fri at 5:30 PM – with ad hoc weekend swims – we usually start early to mid-June. If anyone on your group wants to join our e-mail list let me know.
There is a 1k,3k and 5k swim race this summer in Welland (Aug 8th). It is sanctioned MSO event.
My swimming is a bit off this year – managed to muscle out a 1500m LC in about 22:30, about 2:00 off my PB. Need to get my aerobic engine firing again.
Again good luck in NYC