2 things I hope we don’t see in Lake O this summer…

A large Horseshoe Crab washed up during Hurricane Bonnie at Myrtle Beach, SC. Jill named him Thor...

A large Horseshoe Crab washed up during Hurricane Bonnie at Myrtle Beach, SC. Jill named him Thor…

… Hurricanes and freaky, alien-lookin’ Horseshoe Crabs!

So we have 3 kids.

Dylan swam NCAA at University of Maryland and will be around LOST Swimming (and GSS) this summer.  Ask him about the $20 video swim clinics that many LOSTies did with him last summer.

My 2 daughters, Maisey and Jillian, are both on swimming scholarships too, at Delta State.  The cool thing is that they both landed the best summer jobs ever.  Maisey is an ocean lifeguard for the second year at Hilton Head in South Carolina!  They don’t make summer jobs better than that!

Jillian is doing much the same thing.  She’s an ocean lifeguard at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina too.  She sent me these two pictures.  Shows you the difference between lifeguarding at the Y or even at a lake… and ocean lifeguarding!

Hurricane Bonnie, hitting Myrtle Beach! Nobody for Jill to lifeguard today!

Hurricane Bonnie, hitting Myrtle Beach! Nobody for Jill to lifeguard today!

 

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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