You know she’s doing well when I just got my first email asking me to guess when she’ll be done… and she’s only 10 hours into it!

I haven’t heard anything from the crew, they may still be in the “black out” area of the Lake, with no communication though, hopefully they will email me soon and I’ll update you all. 

I am loath to start guessing finish times… as I know first hand how things can change, both with the swimmer and the conditions, even in the last couple of km’s, let alone with about 17 km left… but if I had to guess right now… I’d put her coming in around 10:00 pm!!!  Which would be about 16 hours?!?!   wow.



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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!


  1. Truly amazing!!!
    You will triumph for sure!
    Please let us know where she is and an estimated arrival! It would be great if she had a congratulatory cheers at the finish line?

  2. What is the current women’s speed record? Wouldn’t it be amazing if she not only broke the age record but broke the speed record, too?


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