I’m in!!!

LOST Travellers as of Dec 12, 2011

FKCC Swim Around Key West

I just sent in my applications for the Tampa Bay Marathon Swim (solo) and the Swim Around Key West (solo)!!! 

So if you were waiting for someone to go first… it’s now safe to send your entry in too!  I’m committed! 

If you check the tab above “LOST Travel Team” you can click on the link that shows you who has an interest… and soon, who else has entered!  (so let me know when you’ve sent yours in).

I really hope we can get a bunch of people to come down, these events are always more fun as a group!  So far it looks like the SAKW has the most appeal (time of year, distance, location, etc)… lots of people interested in the solo and in the relay… I think most people who are doing the relay are doing the 2 man. 

Tampa Bay Marathon Swim

Having said all that… if you are going to do either of the races… get your entries in asap!  It would be a shame if you decided to go and they ran out of boats!

Basic info and website:

1) Tampa Bay Marathon Swim

  • 38.4 km
  • April 21, 2012
  • average water temp: 75F / 25C
  • price: solo – $1500, 3 person relay – $1500, 6 person relay – $1800
  • boat and crew provide in entry fee
  • http://www.distancematters.com/

2) FKCC Swim Around Key West

  • 20k  (some tide assist)
  • June 16, 2012
  • cost: solo – $90, 2 relay – $150, 3 relay – $230, 4 relay – $310, 5 relay – $400, 6 relay – $460.
  • must provide your own kayaker (though a limited number of kayakers are available, but feel free to bring a kayaker along!)
  • http://www.fkccswimaroundkeywest.com/



About LOST Swimmer

I founded LOST Swimming because I like open water swimming and would like to see it grow and thrive in Lake Ontario. I started as a competitive swimmer as a kid and ended up getting as far as a silver medal at Nationals and going to the Olympic Trials in 1988. But I retired after that, I was sick of swimming. So I got into running marathons and have run over 35 to date, as well as a few ultra marathons, including the Marathon des Sables (7 day, ultra across the Sahara Desert). I also kind of fell into triathlons and have done a handful of Ironman tri's too. This gradually got me back in the water and in 2006 I took the plunge and attempted swimming the English Channel. I didn't quite make it across, but the circle was now complete and after 17 years I was a swimmer again! Although I still do plenty of pool swimming, I now much prefer open water swimming and like to say that open water swimming is to pool swimming, what trail running is to treadmill running! As a result I hope to encourage more people to join me for a dip in Lake Ontario as often as we can!
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