The Terry Fox… SWIM!!!

Terry FoxHey LOSTies!

Here is a chance to get another swim in this year… and donate to a great cause… in the name of the greatest Canadian!

Last year we were asked to put on a Terry Fox “Swim” event instead of a run – and this year we are doing it again!  We are looking for swimmers and supporters (kayak/SUP/boat) for Sunday, September 20 – swim, float, wade, whatever you like! We have not finalized the details – but it is likely to be a 1 – 1.5k course (water dependant) at Coronation Park.

You can join our team or sponsor us at:  http://www.terryfox.ca/cparkswim

This is an amazing event to be a part of, it was a lot of last year and will be again this year!  If you can help with on-water support – message me directly, if you want to swim – sign up!  We look forward to seeing a HUGE swimmer turnout!”

Cheers,

Mike Morton,    mmorton@oreilly.com

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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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