The Pentathlon!

R1: Dagmar, Rob, Adam R2: Stacey, Fiona, Lynn, Dave, Ben

Here are the results from the Burlington Masters crew that participated in the North York Pentathlon!

Essentially, you swim 50 fly, 50 back, 50 breast, 50 free and 100 IM… and add up all the times… and that is your overall ranking!  Kind of a cool concept and a fun meet… just 50’s, so it’s quite forgiving!

Of course, I wanted to spice it up a bit, so made a “pool”… everyone kicked $10 into the kitty… and then had to predict their 5 times… the person who then swam closest to their estimated time won the kitty!  And this year we had a very deserving, talented and, dare I say, modest young chap win the $80 buckeroos!  (me! haha).

They don’t have the official results out on the North York Gators website yet, so “Rob’s version” will have to do… but you can trust my record keeping skills… really… no, seriously.  No, that’s not why I won the kitty, either!

North York Pentathlon results, 2011

Official results:


The Pipes: Dagmar, Fiona, Lynn & Stacey!


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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