Update #6

Time: 3:00 am
Swim Time: 6 hours
GPS Distance: ~ 9.5 km
Conditions: Clear skies, still with winds Northwest 6-9 knots. Waves have stabilized at about 1 foot, but will start to drop soon.

Comment: Lots of communication between Madhu and the Zodiac. We cannot hear the nature of the talk, but there seems to be joviality and high spirits involved- always a good sign!! Sunrise is at 6:04, so in about 3 hours Madhu will have pacers alongside him, helping him push through to the end.

The lights of Oakville get ever closer…

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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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